Urban Golf

Not a bad shot!

Played a round of urban golf with Patrick. Check him out on my 100 people project.

That was a lot of fun. I love my new project. It was a beautiful day, spent with great people.

This was one of those spectacular days that you can’t wait to tell your friends about. I called up Patrick and we met at 2pm on his usual corner. When I got there I met Ben, who wanted to record Patrick for a radio show.

Patrick was not quite ready to start the game as he was still setting up his street photo gallery. Ben and I spent some time getting to know each other. He’ll be on 100peopleproject.com soon.

Patrick dragged a NYC garbage can from the corner down to the end of the lot. We emptied the plastic bag of milk containers and grabbed the clubs stashed behind a wall and were ready to start.

Patrick went first, showing me a few key pointers for proper street golf form. Then it was time for me to hit a few. I kept my head down as instructed and paid attention to the “ball”. After a few minutes of hitting, I shifted my gaze and noticed that a huge crowd of people have assembled to watch. People showed up with cameras to capture the moment, and each time I hit a ball well, the crowd cheered. Some even offered analysis of my swing.

When I was done, Ben joined in to also hit a bag of cartons. Forget journalistic objectivity, this is street golf dammit!

A few kids in the audience asked to play and joined us. The first kid came in and on his third shot, made the basket.

The. Crowd. Went. Wild.

People were calling their friends about the incredible shot, and for a moment this was a big as a hole-in-one at the US Open. Dozens of people shared a joyous moment on a street corner in New York City.

I needed to pinch myself to make sure this wasn’t all a dream.

Today I thank: Patrick, Ben, Terri, WW, LB’s mom

Hillary C

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Hillary, a friend of Ora’s is a TV/film producer. She came to New York from Massachusetts. Hillary is a big Broadway show fan. I live in the best city in the world and I rarely go to see a Broadway show. She’s also an avid tennis player. That reminds me of another thing I need to do. I live a 1/2 block away from tennis courts. All new things added to my list of to-do’s.

Anyone needs TV/Film production help, contact her at http://www.hillarycutter.com .

Sakura M

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Coney Island Roller Coaster

Sakura M heads the list of my goal of meeting 100 interesting people this summer.

She is a FIT graduated designer who works for Sustainable Furniture www.uhurudesign.com. They combines some of my favorite things: clever design, art, and Coney Island. She gave me some ideas for the new apartment and assured me that wood can be combined with glass without looking strange.

Uhuru uses reclaimed lumber from Coney Island to make their furniture.