When it comes to walkin’, no one can beat MATT GREEN, a former civil engineer and native Virginian. He has already walked across the United States, from Rockaway Beach NY to Rockaway Beach, Oregon. Then he took on The Big Apple, all 8,000 miles of streets in all five boroughs.
<THE SENTINEL OF CONEY ISLAND – Parachute Jump>
I first came across Matt’s website in March, 2012. Since then he’s added a multitude of new photos, maps, videos and commentary. You can join Matt on his travels through New York at http://www.imjustwalkin.com
<DO NOT JUMP – an old painted plea for noggin safety at the 169th Street F train station.>
<12 WEST 129TH STREET – erected in 1863, stands as rare survivor of Harlem’e early history.>
<RED HOOK RAT PATROL, HICKS SQUAD – a feral cat condo on Hicks Street.>
<TOWER OF SHIPPING CONTAINERS @ Pioneer Works – the second floor is home to a recording studio and a number of what appear to be electric hairbrushes.>
<SMITH & 9TH – THE HIGHEST SUBWAY STATION IN THE WORLD, 191st Street in Upper Manhattan. Renovations are complete. Here’s a look at the finished station.>
<LIVING BESIDE THE ‘A’ TRAIN>
<YOU & YOUR DOG WILL BE ON CAMERA>
COLLYER’S MANSION – named after New York City’s most famous hoarders. The reclusive brothers – Homer and Langley Collyer – lived out their lives in a jam-packed Harlem row house. The NYC Fire Department still uses the term “Collyers’ Mansion” to refer to a dangerously overstuffed dwelling.
“At its core, my walk is an oxymoron: an exhaustive journey through an inexhaustible city.” – MATT GREEN