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Thirty-Five Years Ago

2022-01-09T18:34:03+00:00January 3, 2022|Advocacy, Articles, Hike Report|

Thirty-five years ago--January 5, 1987 to be exact,  Rachel Donner, a still current hike leader for Shorewalkers wrote  an article  (reprinted below) for the newsletter explaining our mission to preserve and protect the shores. On January fourth, the first Sunday of the new year, 17 Shorewalkers assembled at the South ...

What’s for Lunch?

2021-12-08T14:28:11+00:00November 30, 2021|Articles|

If you’re anything like me, you see a tempting recipe and think to yourself, that sounds good, and I should make it, but you promptly forget all about it. I mean, a recipe has to be really something to move me from the couch to the kitchen. Well, if ...

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

2022-02-12T13:20:00+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

2022-02-12T13:29:10+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.  We visited three types of sites: former communities, residences of the gilded age, and ...

Remembering Liam Gillespie

2022-02-12T13:50:12+00:00November 18, 2019|Articles|

I met my friend Liam 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 a fast pace, and ...

A Saunter From the Heart – 2019

2021-12-09T13:47:48+00:00May 9, 2019|Articles, Great Saunter, Hike Report|

Where to begin?  I’d like to start on a personal note.  I am among the 1% who have survived the kind of heart attack I had (100% blockage of the “widow maker”).  Every day is a gift of this second chance I’ve been given, but there have been a handful of ...

The Sisyphus Stone

2021-11-25T11:34:25+00:00November 6, 2018|Articles|

  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 human ...

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 ...

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