Weekend to-not-do list: walk to Staten Island, via New Jersey

picture-281Effed in Park Slope reports that this Sunday a group called Flashwalk is organizing a walk from Brooklyn to Staten Island. (Shouldn’t they be walking to us??) It isn’t as simple as it sounds because apparently you can’t just hoof it over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. You have to take the GWB for a 40-mile route in all:

“This is a walk from Brooklyn to Staten Island via Manhattan and New Jersey, covering four to five boroughs, three to six bridges, and at least two states, using only our own two feet for transportation.”

It supposedly starts at 7 a.m. at Grand Army Plaza and ends at 9 p.m. at the St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island (for those not calling it a night at the Holiday Inn Teaneck.) What to bring on such a trek? The Flashwalk site says “plenty of trail mix,” but we consulted long-distance walking Mark Moxon expert for a full packing list.

[via Effed in Park Slope]