Konigsberg ?

We don’t have any registered topologists on the trip as yet. I really didnt fancy calling it  The Great New York Bridge Challenge. If you don’t know about Leonhard Euler and the seven bridges of Konigsberg, then I’m sure you can ask Wiki.

There is another site, same name, with related subject matter, which is here Project Königsberg

  1. DaveW says:

    Did you know that Woody Allen was born Allen Stewart Konigsberg?

  2. Lester says:

    Well I never. we can surely pretend that was all part of the naming rationale.
    ‘Been maxed out with a series of other business and pleasure stuff, though went to a works re-union on Saturday and we’ve technical assistance from a New Jerseyite, who’s also a bit of a restaurateur. This food angle, i.e the business of getting recommended, authentic and off the beaten track eateries, needs to be tackled before long as it’s obviously going to impact on the routing process.
    I’m not touting for entrants though, we’d want absolutely no more than 6 I’d say, and really a foursome would be enough or we’ll end up being like a ruddy school outing trying to get on and off tubes, and having to many to fit into the snug diner etc etc. Mike has rellies all over the place, and obviously knows the place, and is fun, but he’s not one of the rail lunatic fraternity, so I’ll go ask him if he’s still into doing this.

  3. DaveW says:

    Sounds good to me if you are happy to count me in. Lady Glenmutchkin says that I can go as long as I don’t make her. She says that she has a note saying that she is too well to attend.

    We need to watch for the numerous Public Holidays that they have in the US when we start thinking about dates and I wouldn’t recommend either high summer or serious winter months on comfort grounds. A bit of daylight for those hours not in the subway might be good.

    The Woody Allen thing might give us a cultural interwoven thread a la Bollyrail- I wonder how many NY bridges have featured in his movies?

  4. Lester says:

    French connection is a major driving force for me. I’ll certainly want to do at least one scene from that. There will be endless movies, but classic scenes would be a great angle. Not sure how many songs we are going to get, is there anything in west side story ?.

    • DaveW says:

      The West Side is a bit short of bridges. I’m with you on car chases underneath the El,

      Some of the subway cars in the French Conection are now in the Brooklyn Transport Museum which for me would be a severe distraction.

      There are so many NY bands that there must be some references. Bags I check the Ramones.

      And didn’t some guys sing about the 59th Street Bridge?

    • DaveW says:

      I just watched it again on Youtube. Promise me that you will do the driving for this bit.


      I was introduced to the NY subway system by watching The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3. The proper version with Robert Shaw and Walter Matthau. I can’t remember any bridges in that but I will revisit.
      This one must have been made by the NYC Tourist Board

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