Leave the Metrocard, take the paddle

An urban kayaker turns his Manhattan commute into a true adventure

January 6, 2012

There are lots of ways people get to work each morning in New York City– riding the subway, walking, taking a cab, or… kayaking? Jason Brougham, an exhibit artist at the American Museum of Natural History on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, might be the only New Yorker to paddle himself to the office. His unique experiences traveling the Hudson are full of both grit and glory.

Urban Kayaking by Scienceline

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About the Author

Kelly Slivka

Kelly Slivka finished up her B.A. in English and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, after which she traded amber waves of grain for actual waves of water. The past three years, she’s been stalking endangered whales on the East Coast for various conservation and research institutions, a profession that has given her plenty of fodder for fascinating science writing, but no feasible outlet. Now, through NYU’s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program she’s moved on to stalking all things new and cool in science and sharing it with, well, everyone! You can learn more about Kelly on her website,, and follow her on Twitter @k_sliv.


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