In addition to team-teaching Writing New York with Cyrus, I’m also teaching, this semester, an interdisciplinary honors seminar called “The Port of New York.” We’ll spend the semester thinking about how various disciplines frame evidence and construct knowledge, with the port our basic entryway to a long cultural history of the city, from pre-European settlement to the effects of 9/11. In relation to an ongoing conversation we’re having in that class — a surprising debate has arisen over the value of studying the city’s distant, pre-European past — I was digging around on YouTube for this video

when I stumbled across this one:

I hope you enjoy both.