Fellow BridgeRunner Henry Lee hooked me up with this article about a guy who ran 50 marathons in 50 days. He also does 200 miles just for fun and races in 120-degree heat. Total beast. Read up on the 12 secrets to his success.
The screening is on the roof of the New Design High School in the LES where the students and staff have partnered with street artists to decorate this space with dozens of graffiti murals. Incredible.
Here’s a description of tonight’s line-up from the folks at Rooftop:
New York City scratches, splashes, survives, creates, gets sick, dies, makes music, mourns, becomes activated, does its hair, and is reborn in a different shape to do it all again - or to do something entirely different. This year’s New York Non-Fiction program traces this city and its citizens, both remembered and forgotten. New York has changed a lot over the past 30 years and yet so much is still there, under facades, behind trees, under layers of the new. It is still New York, full of struggle, of possibility, of hope.
I am very pleased to announce a solo show of my project Down These Mean Streets opening at Michael Mazzeo Gallery on Thursday June 10th, 6-8pm (526 W 26th, NYC).
The exhibition will include brand new photographs I have never shown before as well as a special limited edition newspaper (available at the opening) that is part of a larger installation on display exploring my working process through journals, research notes, contact sheets, shot lists, influences and maps.
This 3 year long project in which I have walked at night from the airport to central business district of American cities examines the collapse of a post-industrialist American inner city as years of neglect have left our cities with limited resources to fix themselves and neighborhoods to crumple. By addressing the overwhelming loss and despair that prevail in our urban communities my intent is to reveal an intimate look at what our cities have become and provide a foundation from which change and plans for the future can be made as problems and issues cannot be solved if they are not first identified; we must look inward at ourselves.
BridgeRunner Robin Arzon is going to participating in the NYC Marathon and doing it for a great cause. She’s raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and needs our support. Here’s a few words from Robin :
“I run for my mom, the tens of thousands of people living with MS, and their…