The idea was first publicly articulated by then mayor Rick Scalera in his speech at the dedication of Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, and it is regularly mentioned whenever waterfront development is discussed. Yesterday, though, when the possibility of Hudson becoming the home port of the Half Moon was brought up by Ellen Thurston on WGXC's Thursday Afternoon Show (Thurston chaired the committee that planned Hudson's Quadricentennial celebration and brought the Half Moon here in 2009), Jennifer Schwartz Berky, a conservation architect and urban planner who is working with Damara Stolfo and Sarah Dibben on the Hudson Praxis project, said matter-of-factly that the Half Moon was going to Troy.
Troy? Those of us who long to see the replica of Henry Hudson's ship make its home in the namesake city want to know: Is this true? And, if it is, when, how, and why was this decided?
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