New York’s Historic Waterways on the Manhattan II

in 2016, members and guests of the Conservancy circumnavigated New York City in September in historic style in the beautifully crafted Manhattan II. Inspired by 1920’s private yacht designs, the 100-foot boat with 22-foot beam, teak decks, spectacular cabin with mahogany finishes and all-glass observatory was the perfect setting to take in the city from a unique water perspective.

Arthur Platt, an expert guide selected by the NY chapter of the AIA (American Institute of Architects) and the BHC provided a special program on the historical development of New York City, its harbor and its buildings. Joe McCarthy provided captivating detail on the Battle of Brooklyn.

Our guest speaker on the Battle of Brooklyn was Joe McCarthy.

About the author

The Bronxville Historical Conservancy was established in 1998 to further the understanding and appreciation of the history and current life of the Village of Bronxville, New York. The Conservancy furthers its mission through the presentation of programs, publications, lectures, and special events that foster an awareness of the Village’s architectural, artistic, and cultural heritage and lends its support for projects designed to strengthen and preserve those legacies.