We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Instead of beginning at South Ferry, we're thinking about beginning somewhere in the Lower East Side, heading north thru Murray Hilll, cutting across to Central Park South and doing a hike through the entire length of Central Park to Harlem, and after that we're not sure. Might be fun to continue up Broadway, lunch in some Dominican joint in Washington Heights, all the way to the Cloisters, but that all might take too long.
These are fun outings. We had a nice turn out last time - filled 3 tables in Little Italy for lunch.
Need good shoes. We'll post details as soon as we settle them, and invite all interested hikers.
I came across an old article from the NYC police commissioner at the time. Should offer some interesting contrast. Like the need for more patrol officers because in some places in NYC houses are a mile apart, two miles in some areas of Staten Island.
How to Give New York the Best Police Force in the World
Author(s): Theodore A. Bingham
Source: The North American Review, Vol. 187, No. 630 (May, 1908), pp. 702-711 Published by: University of Northern Iowa
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25106131
Thanks for your many recent links to my blog. I'll try to join your hike if my schedule permits. I recommend putting the West Village on the itinerary. I could even show you the Manhattan Contrarian Secret Headquarters!