The BROADWAY: 1000 Steps Baton – 190th Street to 112th Street: Newcomers and Old Timers: Fort George, Washington Heights and Harlem
Acclaimed artist, Matthew Jensen, will heighten awareness of this area’s topography and geology, addressing features of the urban landscape often unnoticed. CB9 community activist Linda Walton will help to identify landmarks of Harlem’s cultural history over time and provide projections for the neighborhood’s future. As we walk past the prolific Columbia University, environmental scientists Sabine Marx will speak about the work of the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions.
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: Broadway, between 190th and 189th St., next to Gorman Park
Event End: The intersection of Broadway and 112th St., in front of Tom’s Restaurant
Hosts: Matthew Jensen, Linda Walton, Sabine Marx
Registration: No need to RSVP, just show up at the posted meeting place.
Accessibility: Fully Accessible