Coney Island

I was able to squeeze in one walk this week with a friend, Mana Sa, around the western edge of Coney Island. It was incredibly windy, though sunny with a magical sunset. One more week of American travels and then I’m back to major amount of walking. 2014-04-14 16.57.23 2014-04-14 17.50.29 2014-04-14 17.47.46 2014-04-14 17.45.37 2014-04-14 17.28.06 2014-04-14 17.23.11 2014-04-14 17.20.11 2014-04-14 17.15.04-2 2014-04-14 17.10.32 2014-04-14 17.07.38 2014-04-14 17.05.37 2014-04-14 17.01.52 2014-04-14 16.58.41 2014-04-14 16.57.23 2014-04-14 16.35.11 2014-04-14 16.30.56 2014-04-14 16.23.48 2014-04-14 16.10.37 2014-04-14 16.54.58 2014-04-14 16.48.44 2014-04-14 16.45.21 2014-04-14 16.43.03 2014-04-14 16.41.09 2014-04-14 15.43.52 2014-04-14 15.36.05 2014-04-14 15.35.44 2014-04-14 15.34.20 2014-04-14 14.43.48 2014-04-15 17.26.09

Walks of the week: Flatlands, Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Borough Park, and South Williamsburg

 

 

 

 

The last few weeks have been huge for this not-so-little map. Last week it was confirmed to be included in a show next February at BRIC with the Brooklyn Historical Society. The show will be all contemporary and historical maps of Brooklyn. I could not have imagined anything more appropriate.

With a deadline now of mid-December for mounting and resin application, my schedule for walking is going to be a little pressing, though achievable. I will need to walk an average of 29 miles a week, allowing for the travel I have planned, with some weeks as more intense than others.

Steps toward realizing a digital format is underway using the map as a means for story collection as well as a crowd funding campaign, so I can focus on collecting trash and constructing the piece. More on this soon.

I had a slight anxiety attack last week after understanding all of the actions and decisions I must take this next year, but it only manifested as a closet cleanse and I’m feeling completely up to the task now.

Yeah, 2015!

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Back in the mix

Today will be my first walk after holiday travels to California. I have thawed and am ready for massive amounts of mapping.

A recent lovely article from the break on Untapped Cities.

 

Walks this week: East Williamsburg, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, East New York, and New Lots

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On Monday, I joined William B Helmreich for an interview with an Australian paper around the northern Brooklyn. His recent book, The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City, is absolutely worth picking up. His insights both on the walk and in the book have been illuminating- leading to thoughts I’ve not been able to put into words or to connect. Looking forward to finishing.

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