The Race to Win Staten Island

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  • Xuất bản 12 Th09, 2019
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  • DeRien8
    DeRien8 7 phút trước

    When I was in school on Staten Island, the locals often spoke about "the race to see who lost, thus receiving ownership of the island."

  • Ariel Manzanares-Scisney
    Ariel Manzanares-Scisney Giờ trước

    I love everything about this video and your hilarious dedication to obscure history. But WHY do we have to hear you obnoxiously eating popcorn???

  • Cream Star
    Cream Star 4 giờ trước

    *sees grey in the rain* GREY OMG WHAT THE FUCK

  • Olivia Dahrouge
    Olivia Dahrouge 7 giờ trước +1

    1690 this might be when the race took place. 1690 might be the year that the race took place. Now that might be a theory. We might never know the answer.

  • Spencer O'Dowd
    Spencer O'Dowd 9 giờ trước

    So it's been a couple months. Has anyone gone back to the museum and asked about the tale? Or emailed the museum again?

  • Emmanuel Prado
    Emmanuel Prado 9 giờ trước

    Grey is British?

  • Samsam H
    Samsam H 13 giờ trước

    You’re like a source of inspiration for commitment.

  • C Lafrance
    C Lafrance 13 giờ trước

    It's at times like these that I'm reminded of the words of Jebediah Springfield that, "A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man." Good work Grey.

  • Gavriel DePrenger-Gottfried
    Gavriel DePrenger-Gottfried 13 giờ trước

    Oh snap, he said "embiggened." I'm surprised he didn't throw a "cromulent" in there too, just to make the whole folk tale complete.
    Lisa Simpson would be proud.

  • Michael Foti
    Michael Foti 17 giờ trước

    I was waiting for “A polite way of saying, this is bullsh**”

  • Craig Elder
    Craig Elder 17 giờ trước


  • Derek Chesterton
    Derek Chesterton 22 giờ trước

    Grey: Time to let it go.
    Also Grey: Books a flight to the States and ends up at the library.
    Me: Damn it Grey!!!! Let it go!!!!!!

  • Lib :P
    Lib :P Ngày trước

    I love how he's constantly like "its done, theres nothing left..."
    "Ok so im in new york."

  • Catalin Kili
    Catalin Kili Ngày trước

    i lost it at "It's ye old meme" XD

  • Mino Morr
    Mino Morr Ngày trước

    I think this honestly might be my favorite video of yours. It perfectly encapsulates what it feels like to go down the research rabbit hole. Also its hilarious.

  • GrahamBurger
    GrahamBurger Ngày trước +1

    It's Ye Old Meme.
    -CGP Grey 2019

  • Damn Rosshens
    Damn Rosshens Ngày trước


  • MadMax Z05
    MadMax Z05 2 ngày trước

    I am a Staten islander and I have never heard of this, ever!

  • Taiyama2
    Taiyama2 2 ngày trước

    I just watched a man's dive into sheer madness.

  • Mika25797 HD
    Mika25797 HD 3 ngày trước

    Probably one of his better video's

  • Sarcherre Gaming
    Sarcherre Gaming 4 ngày trước

    let ‘em have it

  • Forrest sos
    Forrest sos 4 ngày trước +1

    The spirits rewarded him with a rainbow for his effort. Nice.

  • James Orr
    James Orr 4 ngày trước +11

    10 minutes in: "Is he turning to necromancy?"

  • James Orr
    James Orr 4 ngày trước

    The popcorn bit was amazing.

  • Kre8 or
    Kre8 or 4 ngày trước

    ye old meme!

  • Lucy Beverly
    Lucy Beverly 5 ngày trước


  • Kay Tamotsu
    Kay Tamotsu 5 ngày trước

    Is this gonna be the story to a new National Treasure movie?

  • Finley1321
    Finley1321 5 ngày trước

    10:37 rainbow

  • Berry Berry
    Berry Berry 6 ngày trước

    10:36 Can we just take a moment to appreciate that rainbow

  • Commander Grab
    Commander Grab 6 ngày trước

    7:55 Nick Robinson levels of trying to get answers.

  • Karen
    Karen 7 ngày trước

    Just find out how old the estate is. Easy

  • Paul Carr
    Paul Carr 7 ngày trước

    Was rewatching this video on my phone and to my surprise, VNclip decided to throw an advertisement in front of my face. Not sure if you went back and added commercial permission or if this is corporate shenanigans.

  • Jacob Octo
    Jacob Octo 8 ngày trước +1

    Never has more effort been put into a 10 minute youtube video.

  • alexandru dumitru
    alexandru dumitru 8 ngày trước

    9:16 insanelaugh.wav

  • Johnny P
    Johnny P 8 ngày trước +1

    Who here is from Staten Island?

  • Mike Stories
    Mike Stories 9 ngày trước

    New York don’t even want Staten Island anymore, y’all can have it.

  • Arigadatred
    Arigadatred 9 ngày trước

    Damn. That was some good history right there. You should tell the story of what happened to Silas Deane next, because there are some wild hypotheses about his mysterious and sudden death. and by that I mean one. And by that one I mean he was poisoned in a cover-up by his "friend" who was a botanist and also spy for the British during the Revolutionary War, in a way that would look like a suicide to erase suspicion. Obviously.

    Also, I'm glad you did this. Because with small stuff like this, the history doesn't matter all that much in the long run. But if a story that's bigger and affects more people gets distorted in its telling, the consequences can be far-reaching and dangerous. Just look at the mistelling of the story of Reconstruction (aka the myth of the Lost Cause), then take a look at the "pride of the South," "don't tread on me," The Confederate flags flying next to American ones, and the conflict happening today over Confederate monuments and people's seeming lack of understanding of what the Confederacy was. Historiography, historical accuracy, and occasional revision are extremely important for a culture, or else we suffer a lot of preventable pain and suffering.

  • Jacob Szymczak
    Jacob Szymczak 10 ngày trước +1

    Plot Twist: Grey had planned a holiday to New York but wanted to have a justification as to why he was going there, picked a random historical event thinking it would be simple.
    *He was Wrong*

  • Trolley Express
    Trolley Express 10 ngày trước +1

    Wait, ur British?

  • bob hope
    bob hope 12 ngày trước

    So many empty tables in the NY library. Is that how it is today?

  • Manuel Oliver Diallo
    Manuel Oliver Diallo 14 ngày trước
    This is the youngest reliable source! Billopp is mentioned with Dongan Grant giving him land in 1687. This might not help but as the older it gets, the more it mentions him living, we can assume its true because its closer to the time, if it was a prize, then the race happened around the year. That means it's between 1685 and 1726. But then "maybe its Billop" the court case also mentioned the great-grandson who "owned the property at the time" when a peace conference between the British and America revolution was made in the property in 1779, hence the name Conference House. I narrowed it to less than 20 years
    Edit: do Command(or Ctrl)F and type Billo(pp) to find it fast

  • Ten Letters
    Ten Letters 14 ngày trước

    It was retconned

  • Kai Hill
    Kai Hill 14 ngày trước

    7:37 😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Ross Batchelor
    Ross Batchelor 14 ngày trước

    Forget it Grey... it's Billopp Town.

  • Petio Rakov
    Petio Rakov 15 ngày trước

    Conspiracy: New York cheated somehow and Staten island should be part of New Jersey

  • Mitchell Coral
    Mitchell Coral 16 ngày trước

    I think this is a fantastic video because it shows your method how researching a topic. When more people practice researching topics like this i think it leads to only good things.

  • Berdinuum
    Berdinuum 17 ngày trước

    the best way to end this video would have cgp to have died when he found the grave and come back as a force ghost.

  • Cosima
    Cosima 17 ngày trước

    He is a mad man

  • Nathan Miller
    Nathan Miller 18 ngày trước



  • Xmoonsheep
    Xmoonsheep 18 ngày trước

    I've come back to this video after 3 months and just realized that at 1:20ish, CGPGrey pronounces the "h" in "honor" in order to get the alliteration for "hometown historians happily honor hometown heroes"

  • Noble Six
    Noble Six 18 ngày trước

    The conspiracy runs deep

  • Aska Maru
    Aska Maru 19 ngày trước


  • Ashari Ariya
    Ashari Ariya 19 ngày trước

    Crazy research👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Sergio Tortosa Benedito
    Sergio Tortosa Benedito 19 ngày trước

    But this is way too much effort and I won't do it... Ok, I'll cross the sea to know first hand that the manuscripts are missing. Best moment.

  • Bhavi Rathore
    Bhavi Rathore 19 ngày trước

    7:01 pause and look at the pile of books at the left.

  • Dulce Limon Olvera
    Dulce Limon Olvera 20 ngày trước

    "Time to let it go..."
    Flies to NY😂😂😂
    I seriously thought it was an Ad and Was like, "you couldn't live with your failure..."😂😂

  • Sharcc
    Sharcc 20 ngày trước

    The title sounds like a mediocre object show

  • Liz Kinnal
    Liz Kinnal 20 ngày trước

    This is possibly my new favorite VNclip video

  • JWil42
    JWil42 20 ngày trước

    If the Dead Sea Scrolls taught us anything, it’s that there’s probably an original copy of Disoway’s articles out there.

  • Jenn Hoff
    Jenn Hoff 20 ngày trước

    This is my LIFE doing genealogy!!!!