Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Views of Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach and Mill Basin on the Run

One of our favorite Brooklyn bloggers, Gary Jarvis, who produces the excellent Runs Brooklyn, hasn't let the blistering heat stop him from running, although he used it as an excuse to run the streets of some of Brooklyn's waterfront neighborhoods. (Is Brighton Beach really that much cooler when the heat index is 105?)

What we like about Gary's blog is not that he's blogging about running, but that he's shooting a lot of wonderful photos and making observations about the nabes through which he runs, some of which are a little off the beaten path for Brooklynites who stick to the tried-and-true circuits like Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg and the like. How many Slopians, for instance, especially recent Brooklyn immigrants, actually go and check out Mill Basin or Bergen Beach? Which is only a way of saying that getting around to different parts of Brooklyn can be an avocation in and of itself given the size of the borough.

For the record, Gary has now run 124.50 "unique miles," which leaves him with a mere 1,617.86 miles before he meets his goal of running every street in Brooklyn.

A few more photos from his recent runs are below:

Mill Basin

Brighton Beach

Bergen Beach


Anonymous eliz said...

OOH! i love this. i've been exploring random parts of brooklyn via bicycle, and this will give me ideas.

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