This is the counterpoint to my walk across the US. Instead of seeing a million places for just a minute each, I'm going to spend a million minutes exploring just one place. By the time I finish walking every block of every street in all five boroughs, I'll have traveled more than 8,000 miles on foot — all within a single city. Details!
Your donations allow me to keep walking full-time. If you think what I'm doing is valuable and you'd like to offer some support, I would be very grateful. On the other hand, if you think I'm a worthless bum, feel free to email me and tell me to get a job, bozo. Both are excellent options!
I came across a hydrant painted red, white, and blue and with stars, too, in Tribeca. Here’s a pic I took .. http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/1960/26143814175848173261763.jpg
Younger visitors may not remember that painted fire hydrants was a big urban guerilla art movement for the nation’s bicentennial. Many fire departments did not like it because the paint schemes on some hydrants tell them things about the hydrant, or so they said. After 1976 the notion of painting hydrants faded away. Maybe there will be a come-back?