New York is extremely busy, it can be tough to find a moment of quiet. This picture is what I found to be somewhat of a symbol of that - You have the city in the background which is the super busy part. Then you have the calming sea in front of that with a loooong path that offers places to relax and take a break. The massive trees sort of round this picture up and add to the relaxation side opposing the busy part.
I was actually a little surprised that there were more people running than relaxing, but then again, it was around 10 in the morning around the Manhatten financial district, I am sure people had better things to do that relaxing.