Obscura Society NY: William Helmreich's The New York Nobody Knows - Atlas Obscura

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Obscura Society NY: William Helmreich's The New York Nobody Knows

One man's ambitious mission to intimately know the city of New York by walking every single street of all five boroughs

In a quest to truly know and understand the vast city he has spent his entire life in, William Helmreich took on an epic undertaking: to walk every single block of New York City.

Over the course of four years Helmreich walked over 6,000 miles of city streets, thoroughly exploring all five boroughs and accumulating a wealth of stories about the people he met and places he found along the way. Helmreich will be joining the Obscura Society December 2 at Acme Studio to share a truly intimate portrait of the heart and soul of New York, from its most overlooked and hidden corners to the diversity and determination of the people who have made this city home.

William B. Helmreich is the author of the recently published book The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City. He is a professor of sociology at the City University Graduate Center (CUNY) and the City College of New York and a lifelong resident of New York City, "the world's greatest outdoor museum".


Presented by Atlas Obscura at Acme Studios
63 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, New York
Monday, December 2 - Doors at 8:00pm; Talk begins at 8:30pm
$20 each - Advance Tickets Highly Recommended - Cash Bar