Interview with Hike Leader Brigitte Stark-Merklein

2021-09-27T12:29:17+00:00May 20, 2021|Articles, Hike Report|

Interview with Shorewalkers’ Hike Leader Brigitte Stark-Merklein (by Christine Yost, June 2021) “An intriguing and surprising tour,” I found myself thinking as I continued along with Shorewalkers’ hike leader Brigitte Stark-Merklein on her recent “Murals of Spanish Harlem” walk. At the start, Brigitte provided an overview of the streets ...

The Great Saunter a Virtual Tour

2021-08-08T15:15:01+00:00April 20, 2020|Articles, Great Saunter|

While there is no substitute for getting out of our homes and taking up the challenging Great Saunter, author, Shorewalker member, and Saunterer, Emmet Freedman of the writing project (link below) describes his Great Saunter virtual tour: https://www.efwritingproject.com/the-great-saunter You make your way to lower Manhattan far earlier than you are ...

City on the Edge of Forever

2021-07-25T16:22:36+00:00March 15, 2020|Articles, Hike Report|

Hike Report: City on the Edge of Forever To celebrate the 55th anniversary of New York City’s Landmark Preservation Law the 15 participants were brought into New York of the past in this 5-mile walk.  Three types of sites were visited:  1.  At the community level are the former sites of ...

Remembering Liam Gillespie

2021-10-08T11:47:31+00:00November 18, 2019|Articles, Uncategorized|

I have a friend named Liam. I met him on my first hike with Shorewalkers, an 18 mile hike up the Long Path, starting with a walk over the George Washington Bridge and ending in Piermont, NY.  He and I hit it off, as we both tend to hike at ...

The Sisyphus Stone

2021-09-29T14:30:56+00:00November 6, 2018|Articles, Uncategorized|

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_SpwUs7b9U&t=9s   One of the joys of walking or biking on this Island of Manhattan is coming across art in unexpected places.  Just south of the George Washington Bridge, built in the river are stones stacked precariously on top of one another, each in the shape of a ...

Hike Report: The Cy A Adler Memorial Walk

2021-10-07T12:31:00+00:00November 3, 2018|Articles, Cy Adler, Hike Report|

Under grey threatening clouds with the forecast to clear but winds picking up, 30 people from Shorewalkers, friends, and neighbors came out to say farewell to our friend Cy A Adler, Shorewalkers founder and president for 37 years.  Descending from the Manhattan Streets at 155th Street participants–I will not say mourners ...

Interview with Tom Bergen

2021-10-01T17:52:56+00:00April 29, 2014|Articles, Uncategorized|

An interview with Tom Bergen reveals an energetic New Yorker, fascinated with the city, a walker who enjoys wearing many hats.   Perhaps best known to Shorewalkers as a Shorewalker leader, many who have been on Tom’s walks have shared his fun exploring little known parts of the city and his ...

Pete Seeger: A Shorewalker Along Many Rivers

2021-10-13T16:00:20+00:00January 12, 2014|Articles, Uncategorized|

Pete was a great shorewalker and a friend. He told me about his long mileage walking experience as a teenager. We started walking, talking, and writing to each other in the 1960’s. We walked the Hudson together.  When he joined the Shorewalkers as a Life Member he donated over $500. ...

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