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How Old Seven Got His Name

October 10, 2009 by  
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(Henry Hudson lands in NYC, 1609 – steel engraving of painting by Robert Walter Weir) We had a picnic the other day in Battery Park City and enjoyed a great view of NY Harbor. Joining us was Benny “the cigar Store Indian.” He told stories about Henry Hudson’s arrival in NYC. This is the third part in that series. See the bottom of this post for the others. […]

Old Seven sailed over with Hudson

October 6, 2009 by  
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(Replica of Henry Hudson’s Half Moon/Halve Maen – uncredited) “Some say he came over with Columbus,” said Benny, “the cigar Store Indian,” who is an old man with a slight build and boyish face. He shook his head.“Columbus didn’t know where he was going. He wouldn’t have taken such a chance. No. He came over with Hudson. I […]

The Day Henry Hudson Arrived

October 2, 2009 by  
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(Henry Hudson’s Half Moon arrives on Hudson River by Andrew Weiss) As told to me, my lady friend, and the pizza and Chinese delivery guys in Battery Park City by Benny, “the cigar store Indian.” He believes that he’s been reincarnated . . . — “I remember my father’s face on the day Henry Hudson’s ship arrived in […]