The BROADWAY: 1000 Steps Baton – 240th Street to 190th Street: Bronx Gateway Through Inwood to Manhattan
Artist and Founder of City as Living Laboratory, Mary Miss, will inaugurate the event by addressing the significance of Broadway, as Manhattan’s historic and ever-evolving corridor. Bronx-born artist, Daniel Hauben, will discuss his impressions of the borough, past and present, which serve as the subject of his acclaimed ‘landscape’ paintings, while Inwood resident and enthusiast, Don Rice, will enrich this stretch of the walk with interesting historical anecdotes of Inwood’s enchanting and obscure past.
BROADWAY: 1000 Steps is a project by Mary Miss to turn the oldest avenue of NYC into a “green corridor” where insights into our surroundings – from streets and buildings, to transportation and waste, to energy and the climate – can be made apparent and accessible at ground level. This project, to be inaugurated next spring 2013, will be implemented at up to twenty “hubs” dispersed along its length, from the Bronx to the Battery. Each hub will serve as a site for installations that reveal the urban infrastructure, decode the environment and suggest what the future city might be. This project is intended as a catalyst for interventions and projects by other artists, environmental designers, and citizens along Broadway, at additional sites in NYC and cities across the country.
NOTE: This walk is part of a continuous series of walks taking place on Sunday, May 5th.
Date: Sunday May 6, 2012
Event Start: The intersection of Broadway and Van Cortlandt Park South
Event End: Broadway, between 190th and 189th St., next to Gorman Park
Hosts: Mary Miss, Gabriel Willow, Daniel Hauben, Don Rice
Registration: No need to RSVP, just show up at the posted meeting place.
Accessibility: Fully Accessible