The Race to Win Staten Island

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  • Thank you to all my patrons for making a video like this possible.

    CGP GreyCGP GreyAylar önce
    • CGP Grey How much time have you spent on this thing 😂😂😂 Good work~!

      Wesley ChowWesley Chow3 gün önce
    • 10 points for the Peak Design bag!

      Mik SimMik Sim4 gün önce
    • CGP Grey I found the bee. Maybe considering more minecraft bee next time

      DeathDeath6 gün önce
    • That it's hearsay and rumors doesn't mean that it's not real. That's the problem with being historian and judging validity of your sources.

      Nicol BolasNicol Bolas16 gün önce
  • You obsessed son of a bitch. Keep it up.

    Badoat LyfBadoat Lyf5 saatler önce
  • During this I forgot what we where trying to find out

    Lily KillionLily Killion7 saatler önce
  • 11 minutes and 6 seconds of Grey slowly going insane.

    UmbraUmbra7 saatler önce
  • (confusion) what im getting isNew Jersey, stinky state and New York, 9/11 state dont like eachothet

    Stefano ChiodiStefano Chiodi19 saatler önce
  • Interested in learning new and awesome stuff? Check out his channel: It's content includes history, mythology, economics and folk tales. And he plans on uploading every week. Its pretty awesome tbh

    Huzaifa BukhariHuzaifa BukhariGün önce
  • That is incredible. About a month ago I was across that tip of Staten Island scanning that very same beach you sit on at the end wondering about what lied within that thick forest on the edge of New York City. (I can even see where I was!) Nice to know that only ghosts, graves, and rainbows were there. Wait, I can actually check the dates off of Greys phone (dates for when the manor was closed) and check them for when that party was going on. It was even an equally stormy day that day!

    Terra CrincoliTerra CrincoliGün önce
  • Ok?

    Emerson EEmerson E2 gün önce
  • Absolute mad lad

    MicahMicah2 gün önce
  • why didn't you just get a hotel and wait for the museum to open or something

    Mode7Mode72 gün önce
    • By this time, I'm pretty sure he had already gone insane from the amount of stupid research he had done to the point he didn't care about answers. He would have dedicated too much to something so miniscule, plus he had his own life.

      BurntRazeBurntRaze2 gün önce
  • Amazing! I would love to see more like this but I’m afraid what it might do to you. :)

    Richard JohnsonRichard Johnson2 gün önce
  • Where’s my people who lives in Staten Island 🙌

    Hur1caneaaronHur1caneaaron3 gün önce
  • Is Newyork covering it up?

    Iron_ArmoredIron_Armored3 gün önce
  • Guess that's the end of the rainbow, huh.

    MaxPowerMaxPower3 gün önce
  • Uncovers story about New York vs. New Jersey... CPG Grey: It’s my REALLY EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION!

    At0m1c3lAt0m1c3l3 gün önce
  • Oh you poor soul...

    Bryce ForsytheBryce Forsythe3 gün önce
  • CGP pulled a Nick Robinson here and booked a trip out of pure curiosity.

    HolygiantHolygiant3 gün önce
  • Hey man...we need something , give us a break

    The Gaming AnimatorThe Gaming Animator3 gün önce
  • It’s like mythology

    C WalshC Walsh3 gün önce

    Sean LiSean Li4 gün önce
  • Are you the real life Nathan Drake?

    A WeskerA Wesker4 gün önce
  • Ты крут. Столько всего сделал. 👍

    Дичинко ПётрДичинко Пётр4 gün önce
  • I had to subscribe!This guy who isnt even from jersey or ny is so interested in the history that he ignored the storm warning and got soaked trying to find more ....thanks for the efforts

    Johnny PerezJohnny Perez4 gün önce
  • You put so much work in this ... nice job 🙂👍

    Darrell Walks Over IceDarrell Walks Over Ice4 gün önce
  • Staten Island the last and only county for president Trump,...

    anamikeanamike4 gün önce
  • Should have gotten ahold of the Totten family before you made this video, fam.

    LetTheTranny KillTheCatsBigotLetTheTranny KillTheCatsBigot5 gün önce
  • cute story but it's not true. Nice try tho

    LetTheTranny KillTheCatsBigotLetTheTranny KillTheCatsBigot5 gün önce
  • Ye olde meme

    justjake156justjake1565 gün önce
  • being a historian must be such a fucking headache lmao love the work though this is great

    buckwangbuckwang5 gün önce
  • how are you animations so expressive? wth?

    HH5 gün önce
  • I wish staten island was still the forgotten borough

    User Anonymous staten islandUser Anonymous staten island5 gün önce
  • Grey looking back at this video:Well,that escalated quickly.

    ivan lauivan lau5 gün önce
  • I am just waiting for Part 2 where CGP Grey goes and gets a time machine to go back and witness the race first hand... or that lack of a race... then just so the trip wasn't wasted he travels forwards July 9th 1868 so that he can kill Disosway personally.

    AshAsh5 gün önce
    • Somehow I get the impression that he will also end up doing some testing to find out if you could sail round the island(s) in a ship of the day in the supposed time.

      AshAsh5 gün önce
  • A subtle little joke mixed with alliteration around 1:17 : "hometown historians happily Honor hometown heroes." I liked that slight emphasis on the usually silent h in "honor."

    SimbaJoey12SimbaJoey125 gün önce
  • i have 2 subs my son has 5 subs

    William AchiaWilliam Achia6 gün önce
  • ok so you gave up, then flew all the way to new york, then gave up, then went to staten island, then gave up, then went to a graveyard in a thunderstorm, and then... still no answers? N O T P E T T Y E N O U G H . wait for the museum to reopen and THEN ask them >:D

    Miller KrohnMiller Krohn6 gün önce
  • As a Staten islander. Dude holy shit >~> thanks for the dedication

    Deadpan SanchezDeadpan Sanchez6 gün önce
  • That was epic

    Gabe FromMauiGabe FromMaui6 gün önce
  • What does CGP grey mean?

    dana samrethdana samreth7 gün önce
  • If you go to the Wikipedia page (search "Christopher Billopp (Royal Navy officer)" to not land on the other Billop) and go to "view history" you can see the all out edit war that CGP Grey started the 30th of August 2019 where he deleted the section about New York as seen in 5:56 with the only comment "Lady Godiva Story" this is the only edit that Grey did on the Wikipedia page.

    JortandJortand7 gün önce
  • thank god staten island isnt jersey, ny sure treats them right.....hows the subway going btw

    tsumugi shiroganetsumugi shirogane7 gün önce
  • You just made my day a lot better. Thank you

    purelightpurelight7 gün önce
  • I saw a lady wearing a Staten Island shirt and I had to google to find out where is it. Later at night I saw a clip about Staten Island and decided to find out more. I'm so glad I watched this video! The dedication to find out the truth is remarkable

    Fanny NgFanny Ng7 gün önce
  • Yes He Did Actually Delete That Part Of Wikipedia

    ZombieAmericanMappingZombieAmericanMapping7 gün önce
  • Same thing happens when you try to read up on the pyramids dude

    kamehamehaX300kamehamehaX3007 gün önce
  • i live on staten island, you couldve just asked me if this place was worth a video. i could have saved you a headache. your research was just as frustrating as living here...

    Nick DiforteNick Diforte7 gün önce
  • Great job! Simply gorgeous--what you created with this video.

    Javier Arvelo-Cruz-SantanaJavier Arvelo-Cruz-Santana7 gün önce
  • Wow we would probably would have been even more forgotten if we were apart of Jersey

    Frank CaputoFrank Caputo7 gün önce
  • Amazing

    Всеволод ВсемогущийВсеволод Всемогущий8 gün önce
  • It’s not everyday a video about the island you live on shows up on your recommended. What a strange day it is

    Robert CastiglioneRobert Castiglione8 gün önce
  • Watching him jump on that plane was like the end credit scene of a marvel movie

    Usman MukhtarUsman Mukhtar9 gün önce
  • So if there never was a race... does that mean Staten Island should just belong to New Jersey? :P

    T-WestT-West9 gün önce
  • Just from this video I’m subscribing his determination is on a god level

  • This is my favourite Grey video of all time, hillarious insanity

    jajlertiljajlertil9 gün önce
  • " _On a rainy day,_ _Under a dark gloomy cloud,_ _There is a rainbow._ "

    Asian ThomasAsian Thomas9 gün önce
  • I don’t even get the premise of the legend. Why would lashing barrels to the ship catch the wind better than simply adding another sail, a device that was literally designed to catch wind?

    AustinAustin9 gün önce
  • 10:08 WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!?!?!

    Matthew VouloukosMatthew Vouloukos10 gün önce
  • Man I love 1440p60

    koko night romakoko night roma10 gün önce
  • thanks for your research

    Shru ParfShru Parf10 gün önce
  • Why did I watch this video 12 times this week?

    Zach WalzZach Walz10 gün önce
  • Grey's complete dismissal of any sort of oral history is disappointing, No, nobody should take oral history at face value, but, as historian Pierre Briand said... "You much believe in ancient history, even if it is not true." If you discount all of oral history simply because it is oral, you lose thousands and thousands of years of history, even if that history may not be entirely accurate.

    SoullessCastSoullessCast11 gün önce
  • Mad respect for you, you mad lad

    samside upsamside up11 gün önce
  • Border drawers are incompetent and reliant only on fuzzy semantics. We secretly live in anarchy. Sheeple just THINK it’s rule of law, and history teachers are goddamn lying jingoists.

    Dark RainbowDark Rainbow11 gün önce
  • I think what happened that beacause the dispute against Staten island billop got kicked out of his island and manor, then AS a prize New York gave billop back the island and the manor

    Pistashio ManPistashio Man11 gün önce
  • I live there, it’s very very strange

    Diamond KingsDiamond Kings12 gün önce
  • Petition for a video about procrastinating

    Adventure TimeAdventure Time12 gün önce
  • One word sums it up. RESPECT.

    We Are The 99We Are The 9912 gün önce
  • And then CGP Grey caught pneumonia and died in service of endless tangents and elusive footnotes

    Beggar42Beggar4212 gün önce
  • wait, so there's not a part two?

    GreenDotComicsGreenDotComics12 gün önce
  • I was like I'll watch it.... very happy I did one of my favorite videos. Thanks

    Don KeblesDon Kebles12 gün önce
The Race to Win Staten Island