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Notes on Monday's Walk to Work


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If you'd like to add a polish to the surreal sheen a Monday morning promises, blare Philip Glass's "Dance 2" from Einstein on the Beach in your headphones on your walk from downtown to midtown. Begin the song around 2nd Avenue and 9th street, near the penthouse where the composer lives, walk to St. Mark's-on-the-Bowery, cross town on 10th street, wink at Chloe Sevigny and the tomb of Peter Stuyvesant, then hang a right at Grace Church, where Edith Wharton was baptized and Auden was eulogized, and tromp into the throng on NYU students, insurance, and media executives milling about Union Square, then hit 5th Avenue, and start building up speed. Around 34th street, the almost 20-minute song will crash to an end in front of the deco facade of the Empire State Building. On bended knee, vow never to do this again.


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