Trapeze, New York City
I've fallen in love with this sport. Indeed, the t-shirts they sell at the school read: "Forget the Fear, Worry About the Addiction" and it's so true! 2 hours sessions are offered throughout the day at this lower west side location and are suitable for beginners right up to professionals. You simply line up and wait your turn to fly, demonstrating your talents, or lack thereof, in front of a friendly and supportive audience.
Equipment: Comfortable "flying" clothes are best.
Recently this activity was featured on Sex in the City...if you don't want to actually DO the deed, you can settle yourself on the walkway with the other spectators and watch others swing around in the air. It's fun!
It's located at the southern part of the new West Side Park walkway. Take a moment or two to check it out. I'll try to find more info about the trapeze soon! (I'm sure a google search would bring something up.)