The man who pounded every New York pavement

Summed up, William B Helmreich’s approach to New York sounds like the kind of thing that would entertain only a twitcher deprived of binoculars or a trainspotter barred¬†from the railways: over four years, at, 1,500 miles a year, he has walked down every street in the city. His piece today for The Independent Magazine, however, suggests he’s much more than a completist.

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