Given the latest news about cruise ships from hell, it’s no surprise people are afraid of the ocean. Some are scared their ships will wreck; others are terrified of the wreckage. To confront his phobia of shipwrecks, our correspondent borrows a rowboat to face New York’s dreadnoughts.
This summer marks the quadricentennial of Henry Hudson’s joyride to Albany—a celebration steeped in blood and greed.
Four hundred years ago, Henry Hudson took a pleasure cruise up to Albany—and so began a bloody, murderous chapter of American history.
To celebrate the quadricentennial of Henry Hudson’s cruise to Albany, a new series about the Dutch colonies’ origins in America—no publicity cover-ups allowed.
New Yorkers, as a rule, fear rats. You see them in the rivers, in your bedroom, sometimes drinking coffee on the subway. A boat ride on the Gowanus.