The New Yorker – Why Two Men Are Walking Every Block in New York City

Lindsey Cordero

New York City has over 6,000 miles of streets across five boroughs. William Helmreich and Matt Green plan to walk every last block. Though they are doing the same thing, Helmreich and Green have vastly different approaches and reasons for embarking on the journey. In this video, the two men meet for the first time and discuss their philosophies on walking. They ultimately question how—and if—New Yorkers can truly know their city.

Director Riley Hooper
Camera Erick Phillips-Horst
Sound Lindsey Cordero