The 24 Hour Roadtrip is a variation on the traditional great American roadtrip, taking place within the five boroughs of NYC, using five forms of public transportation, and lasting for one full day. Like any good roadtrip, ours will consist of ramblings about Marx, AM radio sing-a-longs, black coffee and trucker speed, greasy fast food, a little late-night drunk driving, and pulling over to take snapshots in front of roadside attractions.
You may join the road trip at any time and stay for as long or as little as you like. The route will be undecided, allowing for maximum spontaneity, but we have scheduled a few "meeting points" along the way. If you would like to meet up with the roadtrip, please consult this handy schedule.
Friday, May 14, 2004
Bon Voyage, Psy.Geo.Conflux HQ
Participant Inc. Gallery, 95 Rivington St., LES
F/J to Essex/Delancey
7:30 pm *
Staten Island Ferry
Leaving South Ferry, boat leaves on time
1/9 to South Ferry, R/W to Whitehall
Saturday, May 15, 2004
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
29-19 24th Ave., Astoria, Queens
N/W to Astoria Blvd
Enter 72nd St. at Central Park West
A/C to 72 St
7:00 am *
Fishing on the Dorothy B VIII
Pier 6, Sheepshead Bay, 2236 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn
Boat leaves on time, arrive early
Q to Sheepshead Bay, B4 bus
1:05 pm *
Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners
Meet outside Gate 4 until 12:55, Bleachers thereafter
4/D to 161 St/Yankee Stadium
Welcome Home, Psy.Geo.Conflux HQ
All times are approximate unless otherwise noted with a *.
It is always a good idea to call us to confirm locations. Contact any of us at anytime to meet up:
Kurt - 646-591-0148
Calvin - 917-822-4321
Scott - 646-263-9661
And check out www.nyc24roadtrip.com, which will be updated throughout the 24 hours with pictures and text of the trip.
Kurt Braunohler, Calvin Johnson, Scott Knowles
PgPny (Psychogeography Project new york)
New York, New York
PgPny has been conducting psychogeographic and Situationist-inspired events in New York City on and off since October, 2001. PgPny stresses the performative in its creation of an ongoing, live "map" of the subjective urban experience. Past events have included journeys to NYC’s islands, walking explorations of the written word, desire, the New York minute, the life map of objects, 24 bucks, and the A train, and other such participatory/exploratory projects.
Publications: "Psychogeography Project New York," in Loose Maneuvers, Jema Cabrias, ed., (New York: Trading Places, 2002).
Kurt Braunohler is a performance artist and comedic improviser living in Brooklyn. He teaches long-form improvised comedy at the People’s Improv Theatre and New York Film Academy.
Calvin Johnson works on issues of economic development and social services. He is a member of Trading Places, the international planning network, and currently works in the budget office for the City of New York.
Scott Gabriel Knowles is a professor of history at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He teaches about the history of technology, the American city, and world civilization.