Jessi Highet and Mike Varley walked the city streets 26 miles a day for 52 weeks
Thank you for writing such beautiful, lovely, inspiring and funny stories about our incredible city! It was so delightful to read about this couple and their incredible story! Thank you Anne! You're a gifted journalist!
I came here from your wonderful post about chess hustlers shared on Work/Craft/Life, and what do I find? PICTURES OF BAGELS! You had me at Scallion cream cheese, and I will now follow you around like a besotted spaniel with cream cheese on its whiskers. Thank you so much!
What a wonderful story; and wonderfully written. It's been too long since I was in NYC...
I walked to every WWTP in NYC and then walked through every neighborhood in the five boroughs. This makes me feel like I'm in good company.
There's also the guy who had a dollar slice at every dollar slice place and the guy who's walking every street (and pathway) in NYC.
Oh wow! I am a Londoner and have never had a bagel with cream cheese! That sounds amazing! I really enjoyed your report and the couple's lovely smiles! Such a brilliant idea, someone should do something like that in all our big cities, sharing impressions and photos of course! Who needs expensive flights to exotic locations when you can learn so much about your own neighbourhood and eat traditional food? In London it would have to be Pie, Mash & Liquor if you can still find it among the fast food outlets!
This makes me want to move to NYC and start walking. Just fabulous.
That is SO much walking - what a commitment! I get winded going for the mail. Also, I love her pretending to be a crazy prospective roommate. "Tell me about your carpet's ply count." 🤣🤣
Amazing! But how does one run a textile studio, with employees, and walk 11 hours/day?? I'd really love to know!
Anne, I love this story! And I also need to know where the best bagel is. xoxo Anna
Did they wear their branded apparel while on the walks? If no, why not?
love this story! I'm not a New York Citier but love bagels and crazy people... the fact they did something fun, healthy and made a few bucks was quite the bonus...
Obsessed with this!
This was wonderful. I would guess OMRON would want to use them in their branding. I doubt any pedometer has gotten this much work. I loved that they take the SAME route 5X to get a flavor of the neighborhood. This seems so utterly positive.
Wow! I love that they understand just how bizarre it is. And the NFT thing? So good.