I'm considering a move to NYC to pursue grad. education at the New School. I currently live in gunny and i'm scared for my kayaking if this move becomes a reality. any feedback on runs or playholes within a days drive (that won't give me some funky diseases) would be appreciated. will this move destroy my heart by denying my favorite past time? the opportunity to study in the middle of manhatten at this school is a once in a lifetime chance. please help!