3 square miles

7 miles to run the circumference of downtown: Canal in the south to Fourteenth Street at the northern end; and South Street/FDR Drive on the east side to West Street on the west side. At roughly 2 miles (east-west) by 1.5 miles (south-north) that’s 3 square miles, some of the most fertile artistic terrain anywhere. … Read more

Wild Style amphitheater

Tuesday 11:00am (9/7/2021) 10-mile run to check out the East River. I took some photos of the East River Park amphitheater (entrance bridge in Corlears Hook Park on Cherry Street just south of Grand). In the early 1980s it was so abandoned that theĀ  crew of Wild Style (the first full-length film documenting hip hop) … Read more

Downtown NY end of summer kickoff run

10-mile test run to see if I can cover the terrain over the next several months in Music and Downtown New York, 1950s-60s, a book I plan to complete during this time. Reasonable time to run through the streets of Manhattan: 7:30am Sunday (8/29/2021). Key to some of the places I ran by (or near) … Read more