Why Two Men Are Walking Every Block in New York City

Why Two Men Are Walking Every Block in New York City

New York City has over 6,000 miles of streets across five boroughs. William Helmreich and Matt Green plan to walk every last block. Though they are doing the same thing, Helmreich and Green have vastly different approaches and reasons for embarking on the journey. In this video, the two men meet for the first time and discuss their philosophies on walking. They ultimately question how—and if—New Yorkers can truly know their city.

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Why Two Men Are Walking Every Block in New York City

Producer: Riley Hooper

Music by Chris Zabriskie

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20 Responses

  1. Max J lifting videos says:

    So gay.

  2. ~WillVill211~ says:

    who cares

  3. Noobiie69 says:

    this is stupid

  4. kd1s says:

    Well – this is also how you get out the vote to run for political office.
    Yeah – I’ve done canvassing where I live. It’s actually sort of fun.

  5. afrosheenix says:

    That city sure looks run down and greasy. 

  6. UdonRenegade says:

    +afrosheenix Duh. It’s New York City. You should experience the smell.

  7. Federation 42 says:

    Amazing! Thanks for sharing this wonderful story. Thank you!

  8. Stephen Johnston says:

    I thought about doing this when I first moved. Then I found out it was
    6,000 miles…

  9. MrRiggyRiggs says:

    Cool but chances are you do this in Chicago you will get shot, by a black
    person to, hey its just the facts!

  10. planesrift says:

    do you get harassment a lot?

  11. SAMsationalx3 says:

    My home town Ozone park 

  12. fun911s says:

    Why Two Men Are Walking Every Block in New York City

  13. jojojorisjhjosef says:

    Never in my life have I heard about an engineer in a cubical.

  14. JeremyFromJersey says:

    classic dad outfit

  15. Shruk says:

    Geat idea, will do the same in my town

  16. D.S. Bernard says:

    Holly hell the people in this comment section have a negative view of New
    York. I see it as the city that’s impossible to hate. Except for Times

  17. Mike Brink says:


  18. illegalsmile シ says:

    Makes me want to visit NYC

  19. BinkieMcFartnuggets says:

    By the end they’ll have every disease known to mankind on their shoes.

  20. Nicole Heevner says:

    I feel like Casey Neistat could appreciate their love for NYC.