The Race to Win Staten Island

  • Published on Sep 12, 2019
  • Thank you to my patrons for making this possible:
    Bonnie Bee Plush:
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Comments • 8 302

  • CGP Grey
    CGP Grey  Month ago +8591

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

    • Wesley Chow
      Wesley Chow 7 days ago

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

    • Mik Sim
      Mik Sim 7 days ago

      10 points for the Peak Design bag!

    • Death
      Death 9 days ago

      CGP Grey I found the bee. Maybe considering more minecraft bee next time

    • Nicol Bolas
      Nicol Bolas 19 days ago

      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.

  • Shady Dave
    Shady Dave 6 hours ago

    What a hero. I wish all people were this dangerously curious.

  • mets fan
    mets fan 6 hours ago +1

    lol, people actually WANTED staten island?!?!????!?!??!?!?!?!

  • Chris
    Chris 8 hours ago

    I live in Staten Island fuck this place

  • atimes3
    atimes3 11 hours ago

    Lol why are you using Wikipedia and a newspaper with no bibliography

  • Spearka
    Spearka 23 hours ago

    Historical records about a guy on a boat: Isn't around
    CGP Grey: I don't need sleep, I need answers!

  • DarmKultur
    DarmKultur Day ago

    7:39 what a cut/fade to Black - and revival I happily laugh long seconds about it. So much history diving for not only an interessting Story, but an historicall fact proved one. Which is rare to see by youtubers (which I use as an insult for every channel sticking their face-in-the-camera-commentors they never explore themselves, only for click and fame). Sorry! I mean never seen by youtubers (Selbstdarsteller) - CGP Grey belongs more to Journalism.

  • Cameron Roberts
    Cameron Roberts Day ago

    Oral history isn't history? That's an...unconventional take.

  • Lucky Eddy
    Lucky Eddy Day ago

    Your best video.

  • hbihu
    hbihu Day ago

    And after all that, you didn't even include a references list for your own video.

  • louis webtser
    louis webtser Day ago

    2:16 Another Reservation hint. It’s too hard to understand and I see why he doesn’t want too

  • Tilen Medved
    Tilen Medved 2 days ago

    Can someone explain the ending?

  • BrickBuilding Compilations43635

    Thank you, Grey, for doing so much for this video.

  • Badoat Lyf
    Badoat Lyf 3 days ago

    You obsessed son of a bitch. Keep it up.

  • Lily Killion
    Lily Killion 3 days ago

    During this I forgot what we where trying to find out

  • Umbra
    Umbra 3 days ago +2

    11 minutes and 6 seconds of Grey slowly going insane.

  • Stefano Chiodi
    Stefano Chiodi 3 days ago

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

  • Huzaifa Bukhari
    Huzaifa Bukhari 4 days ago +1

    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

  • Terra Crincoli
    Terra Crincoli 4 days ago

    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!

  • Emerson E
    Emerson E 5 days ago


  • Micah
    Micah 5 days ago

    Absolute mad lad

  • Mode7
    Mode7 5 days ago

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

    • BurntRaze
      BurntRaze 5 days ago

      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.

  • Richard Johnson
    Richard Johnson 5 days ago

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

  • Hur1caneaaron
    Hur1caneaaron 6 days ago +5

    Where’s my people who lives in Staten Island 🙌

    • Ninjaken
      Ninjaken 2 days ago

      Dont live but heres thumbs is a up anyway ☺

  • Iron_Armored
    Iron_Armored 6 days ago

    Is Newyork covering it up?

  • MaxPower
    MaxPower 6 days ago

    Guess that's the end of the rainbow, huh.

  • At0m1c3l
    At0m1c3l 6 days ago +1

    Uncovers story about New York vs. New Jersey...

  • Bryce Forsythe
    Bryce Forsythe 6 days ago

    Oh you poor soul...

  • Holygiant
    Holygiant 7 days ago

    CGP pulled a Nick Robinson here and booked a trip out of pure curiosity.

  • The Gaming Animator
    The Gaming Animator 7 days ago

    Hey man...we need something , give us a break

  • C Walsh
    C Walsh 7 days ago

    It’s like mythology

  • Sean Li
    Sean Li 7 days ago


  • A Wesker
    A Wesker 7 days ago

    Are you the real life Nathan Drake?

  • Дичинко Пётр

    Ты крут. Столько всего сделал. 👍

  • Johnny Perez
    Johnny Perez 7 days ago

    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

  • Darrell Walks Over Ice

    You put so much work in this ... nice job 🙂👍

  • anamike
    anamike 8 days ago

    Staten Island the last and only county for president Trump,...

  • justjake156
    justjake156 8 days ago

    Ye olde meme

  • buckwang
    buckwang 8 days ago

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

  • H
    H 8 days ago

    how are you animations so expressive? wth?

  • User Anonymous staten island

    I wish staten island was still the forgotten borough

  • ivan lau
    ivan lau 8 days ago

    Grey looking back at this video:Well,that escalated quickly.

  • Ash
    Ash 8 days ago

    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.

    • Ash
      Ash 8 days ago

      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.

  • SimbaJoey12
    SimbaJoey12 9 days ago

    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."

  • William Achia
    William Achia 9 days ago

    i have 2 subs my son has 5 subs

  • Miller Krohn
    Miller Krohn 9 days ago

    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

  • Deadpan Sanchez
    Deadpan Sanchez 9 days ago

    As a Staten islander. Dude holy shit >~> thanks for the dedication

  • Gabe FromMaui
    Gabe FromMaui 9 days ago

    That was epic

  • dana samreth
    dana samreth 10 days ago

    What does CGP grey mean?

  • Jortand
    Jortand 10 days ago +1

    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.

  • tsumugi shirogane
    tsumugi shirogane 10 days ago

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

  • purelight
    purelight 10 days ago

    You just made my day a lot better. Thank you

  • Fanny Ng
    Fanny Ng 10 days ago

    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

  • American Mapping!
    American Mapping! 10 days ago

    Yes He Did Actually Delete That Part Of Wikipedia

  • kamehamehaX300
    kamehamehaX300 10 days ago

    Same thing happens when you try to read up on the pyramids dude

  • Nick Diforte
    Nick Diforte 10 days ago

    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...

  • Javier Arvelo-Cruz-Santana

    Great job! Simply gorgeous--what you created with this video.

  • Frank Caputo
    Frank Caputo 11 days ago

    Wow we would probably would have been even more forgotten if we were apart of Jersey

  • Robert Castiglione
    Robert Castiglione 11 days ago

    It’s not everyday a video about the island you live on shows up on your recommended. What a strange day it is