Many, many, many moons have passed since the New York Times write-up and still I get the occasional inquiry from people who want to know how many walks I’m doing that day.
Sorry. I don’t do walks each and every day. I never have. If I’m leading a tour on a Wednesday it’s because some group or high roller has arranged it.
(If people want to shell out the big bucks, like Sam Spade my services can be bought.)
And as we emerge from the pandemic, I’m putting gumshoes back on the mean streets, testing out the state of affairs. Will people panic if they see a group standing around on the sidewalk talking about Sam Spade?
Began the experiment with a group by appointment on May 8th. Offered the first Sunday where anyone could show up with 20 bucks and walk the walk on May 30th. Knocked out two Sundays in June on the 6th and 13th.
More walks where anyone with $20 and three hours to kill are upcoming on these dates:
Sunday July 11
Sunday July 18
Sunday August 8
Sunday August 22
If interested, just show up. All walks begin at noon. Depending on how those go I’ll probably do a couple more for both September and October. After that we may — or may not — get into the usual rainy season.
Photo below: me in Union Square backed up by the St. Francis Hotel: