January 25, 2016 by Damian O’Keeffe
Winter Storm Jonas may be over and there’s a lot of cleaning up to do but when the going gets tough in NYC, New Yorkers get going.
For most people, the smart thing to do during a blizzard is to stock up on food, and binge-watch the latest series on Netflix. For others, the inclement weather is an opportunity.
It’s great to see ingenuity and adventure come together under trying circumstances… we just wouldn’t recommend it for anyone. That said, it doesn’t …
December 7, 2015 by Damian O’Keeffe
It’s New York’s most visited tourist attraction. And we can understand why, it doesn’t matter how many times we pass Lady Liberty, no matter what we’re doing at the time, it’s impossible not to be awed by her sight, and just as importantly, what she stands for.
Let’s be honest, there are a lot of great sights and views on a Hornblower cruise, but the Statue of Liberty that is the highlight. It’s landmark you want to get that perfect photo …
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 …
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 …
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 …