Soundwalk from Gramercy Park to Union Square Park

by Clarisa James

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CLICK HERE FOR THE INTERACTIVE MOVIE OF THE SOUNDWALK AND DOWNLOAD IT TO YOUR VIDEO IPOD!

CLICK HERE FOR THE MP3 FILE OF THE GRAMERCY PARK TO UNION SQUARE PARK SOUNDWALK

Inspired by the work of Janet Cardiff, my soundwalk will involve three different layers, Sound, Photographs and a possible quicktime movie file of the entire walk for you to view if you have a video ipod. The soundwalk from Gramercy Park to Union Sqaure park will show the difference in culture and class of these two parks. Gramercy Park is the only private park in New York City which you need a key in order to enter. Union Square Park is the exact opposite. Union Square Park is historically known since the nineteenth century where New Yorkers have organized and spoken out about major social issues. Union Square is known for the poor and disenfranchised while Gramercy Park is known for the rich and elite. This soundwalk will explore the difference in sound of both areas and the extreme differences.

INSTRUCTION

THE SOUNDWALK WILL BEGIN AT THE CORNER OF EAST 21STREET AND PARK AVE. SOUTH (FEDEXKINKOS) Proceed toward Lexington Ave towards Gramercy Park for one block. During this walk down the block, please take out picture #1 (will be supplied to you). Once you have walked past the main fence of Gramercy Park, turn around and walk back towards East 21street and Park Ave. South. Proceed onto Union Square. Once you have reached Union Square East, 17th street, walk the right perimeter of the park where the Farmers Market takes place on Wednesday's and Thursdays (You should see Barnes and Noble across the street) Continue to walk on the right side of the perimter of the park until you hear the protest chants and proceed to the steps across from the Wholefoods Market and take out picture #2 (will be supplied to you)