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Seventeen species of hawks, sandy beaches, a network of military forts and the site of George Washington's first inauguration -- all can be found among the National Parks of New York Harbor. No one knows these special places better than the naturalists, scientists and historians who work at them as National Park Service Rangers. In this new podcast series, park rangers share their insider stories about the wonders to be seen at these national treasures. Produced by the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy, located on the web at: nyharborparks.org.

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http://www.nyharborparks.org
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Seventeen species of hawks, sandy beaches, a network of military forts and the site of George Washington's first inauguration -- all can be found among the National Parks of New York Harbor. No one knows these special places better than the naturalists, scientists and historians who work at them as National Park Service Rangers. In this new podcast series, park rangers share their insider stories about the wonders to be seen at these national treasures. Produced by the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy, located on the web at: nyharborparks.org.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2017-11-28 07:31
last episode published
2011-01-24 18:00
publication frequency
145.99 days
Contributors
National Parks of New York Harbor author  
National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy owner  
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Number of Episodes
9
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Society & Culture Sports & Recreation Places & Travel History Outdoor

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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
24.01.2011

RS10: New York: Revolution to Recovery (Part 2)

Occupied, nearly destroyed by fire and depopulated during the Revolutionary War, the once prosperous city of New York rises again after independence to become the new nation's financial capital. Park historian Steve Laise takes us through the early yea...
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3.08.2009

RS08: Nieuw Amsterdam to New York (Part 3)

Nieuw Amsterdam passes into British hands with nary a shot being fired, yet the Dutch residents remain. So, too, does their tradition of tolerance and civil liberties, leaving a permanent imprint on the culture of the city to this very day, in the conc...
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9.06.2009

RS07: Nieuw Amsterdam to New York (Part 2)

Pierre Minuit, whom we know better as Peter Minuit, gets the small settlement of New Amsterdam off to a good start. But after his replacement, settlers suffer increasingly tyrannical and inept governance from the Dutch West India Company -- until they ...
National Parks of New York Harbor author
30.04.2009

RS06: Nieuw Amsterdam to New York (Part 1)

Trace New York's beginnings in this, the first of a three-part episode on the Dutch settlement that evolved from a backwater trading outpost into the center of world finance and commerce. On this journey you'll start on the other side of the world with...
National Parks of New York Harbor author
20.01.2009

RS05: Alexander Hamilton's Unlikely Rise

Park historian Steve Laise recounts the rise of founding father Alexander Hamilton from humble beginnings on the island of Nevis in the Caribbean to Washington's right-hand man and, ultimately, Secretary of the Treasury. Co-author of the Federalist Pap...
National Parks of New York Harbor author
8.10.2008

RS04: The First Roosevelt

Big-game hunter or big-time conservationist? Cowboy or member of the New York elite? War hero or peacemaker? The first President Roosevelt was all this and more. Learn about his life and times from National Park Service Ranger Mike Amato. For historic...
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14.06.2008

RS03: Journey Through Ellis Island

Over 40 percent of Americans can trace their ancestry through Ellis Island. What did these forebears feel, a century ago, as they sat in the Great Hall of the storied immigration station, waiting to learn their fate? National Park Service Ranger Charle...
National Parks of New York Harbor author
13.11.2007

RS02: Hawking on the Harbor

What makes hawks such amazing predators -- and where are the best places in New York City to see them? Let National Park Service Ranger Dave Taft share his insights and expertise with you -- and hear about his memorable experience watching a peregrine ...
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13.11.2007

RS01: Getting Wild in the City

Discover New York Harbor's answer to Yellowstone -- a collection of 11 parks known as Gateway National Recreation Area that offer metropolitan-area residents outstanding outdoor recreation and a wild and wonderful experience of the natural world. For p...
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