Late afternoon on St. Marks Place near Westervelt Avenue, St. George, Staten Island, January 31, 2007
NEW YEAR, NEW DIRECTION
Today--the first day of Bushyear the Last--begins the re-launch of WALKING IS TRANSPORTATION.com. As regular readers know, I've felt hemmed in by the narrow scope of the subject--the way I always had to ask myself, as I started to write, "What does this have to do with walking or transportation?" The blog began to feel like an impediment rather than a pathway.
But what really prompted the decision to re-launch this blog was your enthusiastic responses to my series, "The Vertical Life," which profiled in words and digital photos the lives we lead on the mostly-walker-friendly hills of Stapleton, Tompkinsville, St. George and New Brighton in the New York City borough of Staten Island. Some of you wrote from places as nearby as Vermont and as far away as Washington State.
So, very generally, my plan is to observe in words and images the life lived in these neighborhoods--a (comparatively) dense and diverse urban sector of New York City's most suburban borough. I hope you'll be pleased enough with the results to keep on reading.
The main thing I wanted to say is that WALKING IS TRANSPORTATION.com is back.
Thanks for checking in.--Dan Icolari