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.