This episode is the fifth step in the series on Old New York and New Amsterdam. Today we are continuing our walk through Old New York and New Amsterdam and are going to delve into the days of New York as a pirate haven and its tony center, Hanover Square. We’ll talk about one of New York City’s most famous pirates, William Kidd, and his bad end.
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1. Just listen as you go about your day as you would any other podcast!
2. Armchair tour:
If you are enjoying this podcast from the comfort of your home or office or coffee shop and want to follow along visually, here’s the link to the Google Street View of step 5, the Pirates of Hanover Square of the Old New York & New Amsterdam series.
3. Visit and take the steps yourself:
If you are in New York and would like to do these steps on your own this episode’s step and the other ones in this series can serve as an audio guide for you as gift from us. Spend an hour or two roaming the streets of New Amsterdam with us. To follow along first make sure you are moving on from the previous “Stadthuys” step. You will continue northeast along Pearl Street for one block until you come to Hanover Square. Here is a handy map of the tour you can use in your smart phone/tablet or print it out as you like (Please note, we will add each step as the episode is released, so this series may not be complete yet):
For many great details about Captain Kidd, Richard Zachs’ The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd is a great resource.
For more on the Hanover Square no. 7 dig of Captain Kidd’s home, check out “Unearthing Gotham”.
Listen to more of the great pirate songs of the Shanty Crew.