Lower East Side Avenues and Streets (N-S)

Week 5:  10 miles to run the North-South avenues and streets of the Lower East Side from Canal (or Grand) to 14th Street (Aves. D, C, B, A, First, and Second; Bowery, Lafayette). 9:00am Sunday (10/3/2021). Key to some of the places is below.  (see main map for details) Sunday, October 3, 2021 Cecil Taylor … Read more

Greenwich Village Avenues and Streets (N-S)

Week 4:  9 miles to run the North-South streets and avenues of Greenwich Village (and Soho) from 14th Street to Canal: Washington, Greenwich, Hudson, Seventh/Varick, Sixth, Fifth, and Broadway. 8:30am Sunday (9/26/2021). Key to some of the places on the outer edge (or near) is below. Too many places nearby to note (see main map … Read more

3 square miles

Week 3:  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 … Read more

Wild Style amphitheater

Week 2: 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 the  crew of Wild Style (the first full-length film documenting … Read more

Downtown NY end of summer kickoff run

Week 1: 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 … Read more