Produced by Scott Newman and Marc Santo
The Explorers Club is a private club that was started in Manhattan in 1904 by a number of polar explorers. Since its inception members have included everyone from Charles Lindbergh to Neal Armstrong and Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover. The club, which is housed in an old mansion on the Upper East Side, features exotic artifacts from expeditions that have taken place as far away as the moon and an impressive rare book library with over 15,000 volumes on exploration and travel.
Lorie Karnath has been President of the club since March 2009 and is it’s greatest advocate for exploration and discovery.
About Revel In New York
Revel in New York is a city and culture guide for curious travelers and locals alike. Through our original videos we introduce you to interesting New Yorkers that range from established artists, chefs, and musicians to the equally charismatic characters operating outside the margins of popular culture.
All of our videos are presented with our subject’s personal recommendations about their favorite things to do in New York City as well as their suggestions on books, music, films and the cultural interests that have shaped their tastes. It is true that our character selection is subjective based upon people we like, but we hope you’ll like them too, or at least find them interesting.
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