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IS Brandtsen pier collapsed into Gownaus Bay at the end of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY. American Export-Isbrandtsen Lines, New York, was the leading US-flag shipping company between the U.S. east coast and the Mediterranean from 1919 to 1977. ©Mark D Phillips

Gowanus Canal

How did a Superfund site end up in South Brooklyn? Originally a series of tidal creeks, the native Americans named it Gowanes Creek in honor of Chief Gowanes of the Canarses tribe, who lived, hunted, and fished along its length.

A bronze sculpture depicting the Marquis de Lafayette by Daniel Chester French, sculptor of the Lincoln Memorial, stands at the Ninth Street entrance to Prospect Park in Park Slope. ©Mark D Phillips

Park Slope

Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance to Prospect Park, is of special interest to Civil War enthusiasts with the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Arch, a colossal granite Arc de Triomphe.

Red Hook

Today’s Red Hook is much smaller than its original boundaries. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Red Hook point was a shipping destination and is today the home of Fairway grocery store.

Frank Manzi's Magical Mystery Tour at Wayne & Tonja Smith's Magical Backyard Forest in Morganton, NC. ©Mark D Phillips

Frank Manzi’s Magical Mystery Tour

Frank Manzi brought his music to the backyards and kitchens of his fans with concerts along the east coast in unique settings like Wayne and Tonja’s magic forest, their backyard piece of heaven. “Just to hear You Breathe” was breathtaking in the foothills of the Appalaichian Mountains along Moss Creek in Morganton, North Carolina

50 years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon.

The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

We celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969. True heroes to the entire world. And check out the celebration in Washington projecting Apollo 11 on all four sides of the Washington Monument in actual size. It’s spectacular.

The best players in college baseball hone their skills during the summer months in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL).

The Boys of Summer come to New England

The best players in college baseball hone their skills during the summer months in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL). The Worcester Bravehearts (Massachusetts) brought Vandy Boys to New England leading up to their emotional National Championship. Take a road trip to see baseball in its purest form.

75-years of D-Day History

It’s been 75-years since the skies were filled with C-47s on their way to France to begin the D-Day invasion. Today, I went to the home base of the D-Day Squadron at Waterbury-Oxford Airport to meet Dave Hamilton, one of twenty C47 Pathfinder Pilots who left England at ten minutes after midnight, flying plane #14, leading the way to Normandy, dropping paratroopers the night before the invasion.

Nina O'Brien dominated the US Nationals bringing home four National Championships ©Mark D Phillips

Waterville Valley regains its ski championship mantle

The White Mountains of New Hampshire are some of the most beautiful outdoor scenery across the country. There was a time when the world came to Waterville Valley for some of the best skiiers and skiing in the United States. The first ski World Cup race held in the United […]