exploring New Amsterdam

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aka another beautiful Sunday with the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy on their Colonial New Amsterdam tour. Until they added some new public tours this spring, this was the last… Read more »

Review: Life on Foot by Nate Damm

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It’s been a while since I read a walking book. I’m going to take a gander that the Saunter inspired it.   I can safely say that the walk Nate… Read more »

19.5 miles of the Great Saunter

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as I’ve touched on before, the Great Saunter was the idea behind the #GreatManhattanLoop when I first started walking Manhattan. Due to a combination of not being in town on… Read more »

Second Hand Rose

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The Lower East Side Conservancy Tour‘s meeting site, “the former Yiddish Arts Theater (now a multiplex)” is Second Avenue in a nutshell. And while the tour of the Jewish Rialto… Read more »

Q1 #GoTheDist in the books

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so… remember that mileage I planned to pick up in April or May or maybe Q3? I did. In March! My March totals: 365,682 steps 151.93 miles walked 64.55 miles… Read more »

Q1 Update: 2015 Alphabet Soup Challenge

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With one quarter of the year about gone, I’ve read 24 books! Yep, my no crap before Memorial Day went out the window, but oh well, it’s reading. I’ve also… Read more »

Confessions of a Designated Fat Taxi Driver?

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aka a two-in-one review because I started and finished two books in the last three days Confessions of a New York Taxi Driver by Eugene Salomon and Jennifer Joyner’s Designated… Read more »

#GoTheDist: February 2015

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Well I knew February was going to be a challenge, and it was. But two strong days on the last two days of the month made it better than I… Read more »

Winter Wonderland rescues February

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The shots of the frozen Hudson have been awesome this winter. I got a few I liked last weekend on the train, at sunset and on the Intrepid but decided… Read more »

Fire Inside: Oklahoma City

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I’m reading The Fire Inside by Steve Delsohn after reading about it in an AskMe that was recently linked in Meta Talk.  I have no interest in becoming a firefighter,… Read more »