Seen & Heard: Cruising the Hudson

J. sent this pic of a cruise ship coming up the Hudson — one of the first of a fleet in an industry that took a real beating during the pandemic. The Times reported that “Carnival, the world’s largest cruise company, together with the two other biggest cruise operators, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line, lost nearly $900 million each month during the pandemic, according to Moody’s, the credit rating agency.” J. wrote a couple minutes later that the ship banged a U-y and floated back down the Hudson a few minutes later.

Tribecan Jonathan Miller — a digital news producer — was home during the shutdown getting antsy when he had a sudden idea to write a children’s book about the news business. It popped into his head, and the more he thought about it the more he wanted to do it. The result is the self-published ABC’s of News, starting with A is for anchor. “This was a passion project for me — I put a lot of time and effort into it knowing that it’s never too early to teach kids news literacy,” Jon said. “I by no means did this for money, but I am really happy I did it. It was a way to give back.” Order it here.

This Saturday, August 21, The Arts Center at Governors Island will host open studios with its artists-in-residence between 12 and 5p, and visitors can also participate in workshops on climate-safe futures led by The Climate Museum and enjoy live music curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center. The newly reopened Arts Center also features landmark exhibitions by internationally-renowned artists Meg Webster and Onyedika Chuke, as well as a participatory sculpture by Muna Malik.

Spike Lee premiered his documentary “NYC Epicenters 9/11➔2021½″ on the lawn at Rockefeller Park on Wednesday. The new “joint” traces the city’s heartbreak and resilience over the last 20 years. The eight-part series debuts Sunday night on HBO, but folks at the event got to see Parts 1 and 6 of the project.




  1. Royal Caribbean also is bringing one of their biggest ships

  2. Noticed the cruise ship parked near the Statue of Liberty this morning. Good to see them starting to come back.

  3. Just flew into EWR and saw Oasis of the Seas docked at the Bayonne Cruise Port. According to Google, she will be doing 7 day Bahamas r/t cruises starting September 26 out of Bayonne.

  4. Mixed feelings on cruise ships. Not good for the environment. Floating petri dish – but I am sure good for the economy

  5. I cannot vouch for the accuracy of this, but I saw a report on Instagram that they were filming a commercial which explains the turn around maneuver of this particular cruise ship.