Highley Varlet 2020: Total Clarity - New York City, One Marathon at a Time
Week 48 route

Our loose ends tour of Brooklyn finds us up against the west side of Jamaica Bay in the communities of Bergen Beach and Mill Basin. We'll also dip down into Gerritsen Beach, which we only grazed in previous walks. We'll pass through Brooklyn College on the way up as well as parts of Flatbush we didn't get touch before.

Week 47 route

Our final music-centric walk visits the high schools of Brooklyn's most famous female musicians. From Lena Horne to Barbra Streisand, Carole King to Lil' Kim, we see the institutions that made them - and sometimes made them leave.

Week 46 route

In 1790, 61% of all white Households in Kings County owned slaves, representing 30% of the borough's total population. This was enough to earn it the ignominious distinction of "the highest proportion of slaveholders and slaves in the North." Our walk this week covers the grounds of Canarsie and the Flatlands where many of these slaves resided, along with the courageous and vibrant abolitionist history of Brooklyn Heights, Williamsburg and Weeksville. We'll also step into Manhattan to visit the African Burial Ground National Monument near City Hall.

Week 45 route

Our final walk around the Bronx covers its southeast corners, most notably a trip to Throggs point and the surrounding community. We'll also tackle another chunk of Pelham Bay Park, the corresponding Pelham Bay neighborhood and central Bronx areas like Unionport and Parkchester as well.