Event Recap: Yelp Holiday Hangover

January 28, 2015 by Cameron Clark

 

Yelp took to the water’s again for the 2015 Yelp Holiday Hangover aboard the 1,200-passenger Hornblower Infinity from Pier 40 in the West Village on Sunday, January 25, 2015.

With 30+ local food, beverage and entertainment vendors, this 21+ only event brought together nearly 700 members of New York’s Yelp community for a one-of-a-kind evening cruise to celebrate the start of what promises to be another great year.

To make this year’s annual Yelp event especially fantastic, Hornblower and Yelp teamed up to …

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Update: Winter Storm Juno

January 26, 2015 by Cameron Clark

 

Whether you’re following the storm via #Snowmageddon2015 or #Blizzardof2015 on social media, we hope you’re staying warm and safe at home in the northeast as Winter Storm Juno barrels down on us.

Covering seven states from Virginia to Maine, Juno is by far the largest snow storm we’ve seen so far this season. In the New York area, expect to see a foot or more of snow over the next 48 hours. If you’re in Boston, that’ll look more like two …

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A Conversation with Hornblower CEO Terry MacRae

January 26, 2015 by Cameron Clark

 

Last week, Hornblower’s CEO, Terry MacRae, was kind enough to sit down with me for a brief Q&A session to discuss Hornblower New York’s outlook for 2015, and to reflect on the successes and challenges faced over the port’s first three years in operation since opening in 2012.

Me: What initially prompted Hornblower’s expansion to the New York area in 2012? 
Terry: Hornblower Cruises has always been interested in the NYC dinner cruise and charter yacht market. As Hornblower is the largest …

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The History of the Statue of Liberty: Part 2

January 22, 2015 by Cameron Clark

 

In celebration of Throwback Thursday, our history of Lady Liberty series continues!

To the great fortune of Bartholdi and Laboulaye, Napoleon III was deposed as a result of the Franco-Prussian War, leading to the establishment of the more liberally-minded French Third Republic in France. With this shift in government, Bartholdi and Laboulaye saw the perfect opportunity to engage influential Americans about their plans to develop a joint monument celebrating liberty as a gift to the United States.

In June 1871, the pair arrived in New …

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The History of the Statue of Liberty: Part 1

January 20, 2015 by Cameron Clark

 

As with any iconic piece of art, the Statue of Liberty is a product of its time. The second half of the 19th century proved to be a volatile period for domestic and international affairs. Shaped by global power struggles, wars in the United States and Europe, revolution, slavery, republican ideals, Roman mythology and more, the Statue of Liberty took 16 years to complete and nearly went unfinished.

As the American Civil War faced its final months, ultimately resulting in victory for the …

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