Worth Watching

Worth Watching: The Perils of the Palisades


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This video gives a history of the Palisades along the Hudson River just north of New York City. The Palisades park was the first interstate project to protect natural land in the country (a joint project of New York and New Jersey), and the first conservation project of Theodore Roosevelt, then Governor of New York. The Palisades have long fought off the sprawl of NYC and are again at risk of large corporations acquiring and building large offices at the top of the cliffs that would obstruct the view and disrupt the natural surroundings.

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