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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Henry Hudson and 400 years later

It is the anniversary of Henry Hudson's exploration of the river now bearing his name in tribute. I don't think anyone could have predicted what this little island was to become. The question on everyone's mind, during this anniversary, is what did this place look like when Hudson saw it for the first time.

NPR showcases National Geographic's September issue :

There is a mountain of information on the subject if you want to delve deeper into the subject. A good place to start is at the Manhattan Project website. You can explore the virtual island and learn about the fauna, flora and geography amongst other things (lectures, teaching aids, etc).

I also stumbled upon this map of NYC (NYC Oasis) loaded with valuable data, in a Google Earth type page with multiple layers. You can manipulate data such as transit route & roads, parks, environmental impact, land use, population characteristics and others.


Celebrity Sightings Mapped

View Celebrity Sightings in a larger map