WALK THE WALK
New York is a city where people walk fast. In fact, researchers have found that New Yorkers actually do walk faster than anyone else in the country (and they’re healthier for it). In the spirit of hitting the pavement, CUNY sociology professor Bill Helmreich set out to do the near impossible: walk every block in New York City. His epic urban hike took him four years to complete covering some 6,000 miles through the five boroughs. Tonight he reads from his inspiring, staycation travelogue, “The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City,” at Park Slope’s Community Bookstore at 7 p.m.
Bill Helmreich’s “The New York Nobody Knows”