#GoTheDist 2014: November


Skin of my teeth. My tiered goals for November were: 250/275/300K steps and 100 miles. November totals*? 255,599 steps and 105.71 miles. Never stressed so hard for 250, although July was close. But I did it. Thanks to some temperate weather days. *Subject to minor additions as I putter around the apartment Totals for Q4 […]

Review: The Hotel: A Week in the Life of the Plaza


An at one point travel and tourism blog with a look at a hospitality book. What is this world coming to? In truth, this book is equal parts tourism/hospitality and NYC history. The opening of the Plaza in October 1907 at a cost of $12.5m was AN EVENT with the likes of Mark Twain was […]

#GoTheDist 2014: Q3 down


where on earth has 2014 gone. Seriously. Q3 goals: 850,000 steps 375 miles walked 35 miles biked September  totals 316,214 steps 136.02 miles walked 4.4 miles biked Q3  totals: 887,280 steps 370.75 miles walked 28.96 miles biked That’s not bad at all. I didn’t realize I was ultimately so close to the mileage, but I’m […]

#GoTheDist Q2 nearly went


because I know if I wait until tomorrow, this won’t happen. With two days left in Q2, the numbers are great. June: 328,083 steps 134,89 miles walked 14.24 miles biked Final June (they got better) 350,613 steps 144.15 miles walked 14.24 miles biked Q2:  932,746 steps 383.38 miles walked 35.33 miles biked Q2 Final: 955,276 […]

#GoTheDist? Pfft Bridge The Dist


after a renewed interest in bridges of late, I have been on a mission. By borough I have crossed as follows: Bronx to Manhattan: Macombs Dam Bridge  in May 2013 Manhattan to Brooklyn: Brooklyn Bridge: more times then I can count, also via bike Manhattan Bridge: June 2014 Williamsburg Bridge: Summer 2013 Manhattan to Bronx: […]

Then and now: Eldridge Street Synagogue


“I made a couple of calls and believe the sign will be safe,” she said. And so, for the moment, would be one other vestige of the Jewish Lower East Side. In reading In Chinatown, Remembering the Origins of a 126 -Year-Old Synagogue I did what I always do and go down a rabbit hole of research. […]