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Ranger Stories
The Ranger Stories series offers an insider's look at the national parks that ring New York Harbor.

Ranger Stories Podcast

Listen to insider stories about the national parks—and the landscapes and history they preserve—from the park rangers who know them best. Pick an episode below to play online now and subscribe to the podcast.

Ranger Mike Amato

Ranger Mike Amato

The First Roosevelt
Teddy's life and times

Chief of Cultural Resources Steve Laise

Park historian Steve Laise

Alexander Hamilton's Unlikely Rise
The immigrant who shaped America

New York: Revolution to Recovery
The city rises from the ashes after Independence

Nieuw Amsterdam to New York
A Dutch trading outpost is founded

Ranger Dave Taft

District ranger Dave Taft

Getting Wild in the City
New York Harbor's answer to Yellowstone

Hawking on the Harbor
Hawks and where to find them

Ranger Charles Walker

Ranger Charles Walker

Journey through Ellis Island
The immigrant experience

Hawking on the Harbor
Nieuw Amsterdam to New York
Journey through Ellis Island
The subjects of selected Ranger Stories episodes. Top: A peregrine falcon (Hawking on the Harbor). Middle: The first European settlement on Manhattan Island (Nieuw Amsterdam to New York). Bottom: The dining hall at Ellis Island (Journey through Ellis Island).