In the almost ten years I have lived here, Andy and I walked the length of Manhattan twice. If you live here, or visit a great deal, you should do the walk.
What is truly amazing about the walk is how each section of the city is so different from the next. It’s something you really can’t appreciate while riding the subway.
One year we walked the west side (18.9 miles), and one year we walked the east side (I don’t remember the mileage). Having done both, I highly suggest the west side walk.
Andy and I would like to plan a walk across Brooklyn, or if I have my way, a walk across Queens and Brooklyn next year.
There is no better way to get to know the city.