26 Oct '14, 11am

Fancy taking a walk round the entirety of Manhattan?

Walk enough and you might begin to suspect that nothing is boring - an awesome state of mind. In Bay Ridge you tramp down to the Beltway to a sight of the Verrazano Bridge that verges on the mystical. Further north is the virtually unknown Narrows Botanical Garden. 'It's the largest community garden in New York,' says landscaper Jimmy Johnson, taking a break to share the spot he's devoted himself to. 'We've got ponds, streams. There's a pollinating garden over there where we keep the beehives.' Further on you see a monument to the Viking Leif Ericson (it's just below the Valhalla Playground: Sunset Park was once heavily Scandinavian), and walk up through New York's second-largest Chinese population, passing along the way an old cinema converted into a Turkish mosque. You can see aLl this by yourself, but you likely wouldn't go as far. 'The next day, you're paralysed,' says...

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