Snowboarding in NYC – How New Yorkers deal with a blizzard

January 25, 2016 by Damian O’Keeffe
Snowboarding in NYC


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 …

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The Statue of Liberty

December 7, 2015 by Damian O’Keeffe
Statue of Liberty Hornblower New York


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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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