Thursday, February 17, 2011

Canyon of Heroes


This blog comes from Lisa who likes a good walk.

With this brief and wonderful taste of spring weather and all the ice mounds melting away (Hooray!), you may consider taking an actual stroll outside. If you find yourself in Lower Manhattan, take advantage of walking along the Canyon of Heroes and listening to the new, free Canyon of Heroes podcast – a 10-minute audio guide to the history and legacy of the famed parade route on Broadway from Battery Park to City Hall.

Sidewalk markers along the Canyon of Heroes commemorate the parades for every ticker-tape honoree—a group that includes pioneers of air and space travel, soldiers, sailors and sea captains, heads of state, politicians, firefighters, journalists, athletes, and even a virtuoso pianist. For a complete list of the markers, click here.

The podcast is available on CultureNOW’s website, itunes and a free iphone app, CultureNOW: A Guidebook for the Museum Without Walls, Lower Manhattan.

To access the podcast, click here.

Thanks to the Downtown Alliance for this image.

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