Part of it is the opportunity to live, work and teach on an iconic tall ship. Part, I suppose, is growing up in Yonkers, and still having most of my family in the New York area. But overall, it's more than that.
Restoring, preserving and protecting the Hudson is important, of course. It's more than that, though... the Hudson is a metaphor for all rivers, all bays, all oceans, the air we breathe, the only planet we have. Teach kids about the Hudson and Boston harbor benefits. It's not complicated.