It is day two of the New York transit strike. My heart really does go out to all of those people who have to endure hours in the cold walking to work or those who can't make it to work at all. Some people are walking 1 and a half to 2 hours into their jobs. But for me, the trip is not so bad. I just strap on my rollerblades...
Head down 5th Ave which has been blocked off to any vehicles except private buses that are running and emergancy vehicles... and of course those of us with bikes, stakes, or skateboards.
This doesn't look too bad for rollerblading, but just a note - "Manhattan" means "island of hills" in native American
The alternative is this