An Explosion of Street Art

2021-10-15T02:37:18+00:00October 1, 2021|Hike Report|

I’ve always had an interest in street art, which may have been sparked from my time working in the advertising industry. Back in the day, large scale murals as displayed on billboards were hand painted, rather than digitally created, printed & applied as many are today. They were true works ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

43rd Great Manhattan Bridge Walk 2017

2021-06-20T21:34:36+00:00May 7, 2017|Hike Report|

They must be just around the bend. I should catch up to them soon. At least, that’s what I thought as I ran across the Manhattan Bridge. The last time I tried running across the Manhattan Bridge was during high school when I went to New York City with ...

Hike Report: Three Lakes Three Parks in Queens

2021-08-07T19:46:20+00:00August 15, 2015|Hike Report|

We were in a small group—just seven of us on a perfect fall day. The sun lit up the red, orange, and yellow leafed trees mixed with those still green. We were able to get to all three lakes and parks. Starting with some Forest Hills history, we were ...

The Walk of Life

2021-10-07T16:35:34+00:00May 11, 2015|Great Saunter, Hike Report, Uncategorized|

By:  Neil Offen -- Early on a chilly Saturday morning that would turn blisteringly hot, we set forth, we brave few, on a trek that would challenge us like nothing before, that would test our mettle like our mettle had never been tested and help us find out what mettle ...

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