Hudson History Walk with Hudson River Park

Max Guliani

Taught by Professor Douglas Cantelmo and Hudson River Parkโ€™s Estuary Lab


Douglas Cantelmo is a lecturer at St. John’s University who teaches at the Rome and NYC campuses. He teaches courses focused on urban design including “Discover New York” and “Global Passport.” These courses use comparative analysis to understand urban issues on an international scale, paying close attention to the intersection of design and livability as well as how municipal policies and private action reinvent uses for urban space. Professor Cantelmo holds a Master’s Degree in Comparative Politics from St. John's University. His research within this concentration focused on urban governance and design issues in Rome and NYC. His thesis focused on the interplay between municipal policies and planning in Rome from Italian unification and the First World War.

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Hudson River Park is a 550-acre park and estuarine sanctuary from Chambers Street to W 59 Street in Manhattan. It includes four miles of waterside esplanade, 16 reconstructed public piers to date, four dedicated boat houses for sailing, rowing and paddling, and numerous other places to play, learn and relax. Hudson River Park’s Estuary Lab offers hands-on education and interactive scientific research with the purpose of communicating the ecological importance of the Park’s 400-acre estuarine sanctuary. Through the Estuary Lab’s parkwide programs, visitors are invited to experience the River as a living laboratory for community engagement and stewardship.



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Join us on Saturday September 8th for a special Hudson History Walk focused on the neighborhood of Tribeca. Walk the shoreline of Hudson River Park, an impactful area that has changed physically over the years and helped to shape New York City’s history.

Hudson River Park extends 4 miles along the water from Chambers Street to West 59th Street, and includes 400 acres of protected estuarine sanctuary waters. This walk will cover fascinating stories from the Park’s history – from robust oyster reefs to the failed “Westway” project. Meander through the park and adjacent Tribeca neighborhood for a talk that spans a historical timeline from the Lenape Native Americans and Manhatta to present day.

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