New York Yacht Club born in Hoboken

Despite its name, the New York Yacht Club, one of the most exclusive private clubs in the world, was not formed in New York. The club was established and located across the Hudson – in Hoboken. The idea was born during an outing on John Cox Steven’s yacht Gimcrack. While on the boat, a group of…

Snapping Turtles and Founding Fathers

It’s very hard to imagine Aaron Burr peacefully sharing a meal with Alexander Hamilton. However, as it turns out, both of them used to belong to an early gourmet organization called the “Hoboken Turtle Club.” They were joined by other founding fathers – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, to name a few, who…

Colonel John Stevens – the Founder of Hoboken

The city of Hoboken was founded by Colonel John Stevens – a patriot, attorney, civic-minded inventor, city planner, engineer, and founder of America’s first family of engineers. John Stevens was born in 1749 in New York City. He was raised and educated in New York where he graduated from the King’s College (now Columbia) with…