Not everything we do is online. Tomorrow, Sunday, November 7th, we're hosting our seventh annual walk from end to end of Manhattan Island. Why do this you may ask? It stems from our very early days, and comes from a belief that getting to know your city first hand is part of what helps you build a good home.
We live too much within the small boundaries of work, shopping and home, and this is an explicit effort to spread our wings, hang out with a bunch of enthusiastic readers, and get to know our town (and bigger home) from a new perspective. Plus it's super healthy and feels great.
Unlike last year, when we took a year off Broadway and walked from Coney Island to The Battery, our walk this year returns to the classic path along Manhattan's oldest and longest roadway: Broadway. We start by meeting at the very northern end (The Broadway Bridge @ 220th St, Inwood) and end as the sun sets at Battery Park. In between, we NEVER step foot off of Broadway. It's 13 miles and about 8 hours of walking.
Join us and see you all soon!
[font color="red"][b]TRAVEL ADVISORY:[/b][/color] [i]The one train is NOT running north of 168th this weekend. To get to the meeting place, take the A to 207 and get a free shuttle bus to 225th and Broadway which is just across the bridge from the meeting place OR take Metro North Hudson River line to Marble Hill which is also at 225th and Broadway.
If 225th is right across a short bridge from the 220th St meeting place. There are NOT five blocks between them.[/i]
The amazing sunset last year.
• We start at 220th Street at @ 9am, right on the Broadway Bridge and just a few blocks up from the 215th stop of the 1 (red) line subway. If you want to meet downtown, we start at 8am at Christopher street station and ride up with our coffee. You are welcome to join us at either point.
After that we will be walking down the avenue until we get to the end at the Battery. We'll be stopping and photographing our progress (every 10 to 20 blocks) if you want to meet up in the middle, and lunch is usually around halfway: Zabars at 80th.
• If you want to find us it's not super easy, so we urge you to get up early and come join us at the start. We don't wear crazy clothing or anything like that but we are reachable by phone. Call us on the day:
• Raindate??? We don't have one, but If it's really awful we'll send an email out via the meetup group by 7:00am that morning.
• Not in NYC? Why don't you choose two great "across town" points to walk across your city this weekend? It's the easiest form of entertainment I've ever encountered.