Constructed entirely from high-grade sidewalk chalk, it was built by two itinerant laborers in the course of a single afternoon.
For a period of at least four hours (before the rain came), it connected two Central Park West playgrounds previously separated by hundreds of feet of desolate concrete and asphalt.
Many said it couldn't be done--the distance was too far, they said...the conditions too harsh.
And yet, little by little, they crossed the great plains, the foreboding mountains, and the unforgiving desserts. I mean deserts.
Until two playgrounds were at last connected.