I was in New York this weekend visiting a friend near Columbia University in Morningside Heights. After lunch, I decided to head back downtown and my friend offered to swipe me in so I can take the subway. In a weak moment, I refused because the weather was fabulous and 110ish blocks didn’t seem so bad. Three hours later, I finally made it, and it felt like I got to see a lot more of the city than a typical tourist.
I was telling my story to my friend, Roo, and he showed me a cool video art project he did when he was in New York. He made a similar trek from Battery Park to Highbridge Park (aka the southern tip to the northern tip). That trek took a good 6.5 hours, including a quick food stop. He also recorded it so you can experience it too! But don’t worry, he speeds it up so it will only take you 30 minutes. I think the project is an interesting statement about the things we miss when we are so focused on just getting where we need to go.
Click the image to see the video!