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Matt Green

Wanderer

I am good at walking, and that's about it. I walked across the US and am now walking every block in NYC.

Location
New York City
Website
imjustwalkin.com

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  • Matt Green replied to a comment by Dagger Goodman

    Why I'm Walking Every Single Block in New York City via magazine.good.is

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    Dagger Goodmanabout 1 year ago

    Matt- there was just a great read in one of the recent New Yorker mags about a journalist(?) who did just this- I can't recall the exact issue but you might enjoy the POV of a guy who did this same thing 40 years ago. Would be cool to trace some of his walks and see what they are like now.

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  • Matt Green replied to a comment by Liz Dwyer

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    Liz Dwyerabout 1 year ago

    Love this. I once walked from Battery Park up to 125th, I was too broke for a cab, I couldn't find my MetroCard (turns out it was lodged in between pages in my journal), and it was nice day so I figured, why not? In all the times I've visited NYC since, it still remains one of the most memorable experiences I've had in the city.

    But some logistical questions--how are you plotting your routes? Are you inviting folks to walk with you? And how long do you think it'll take you to cover the entirety of the five boroughs?

    Matt Greenabout 1 year ago

    I've covered some logistical info on my site -- http://imjustwalkin.com/nyc-details/ -- but here are some answers for you:

    I plot the routes by eyeballing my progress map and trying to quickly (usually right before I walk out the door) come up with something that covers new ground and doesn't leave weird little isolated unwalked stretches that will be hard to get to later. I've just been couchsurfing around, so I don't usually know where I'll be staying too far in advance, which means I have to be flexible with the route planning.

    I've had a good number of people walk with me, but it can be tough to coordinate because all my planning is so last-second.

    I have at least two more years of walking ahead of me on this project, but I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up taking longer.

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