I was delighted to get a comment recently on my story about Jessi Highet and Mike Varley, who walked 26 miles a day for a year through the streets of NYC, sampling scallion cream cheese bagels. It was from a reader who had her own themed walking adventure to relate: “I walked to every WWTP in New York City,” she wrote.
A quick Google search revealed that WWTP stands for “wastewater treatment plant.” Curious to know more, I wrote back and was surprised to learn that Cori Carl no longer lives in New York City. While everyone in a certain swath of lefty-lefty Brooklyn is always threatening to move to Canada, Ms. Cori actually left!
I knew we had to talk. Please enjoy the Q&A resulting from our Zoom call last week. It has been edited and condensed.