A New Yorker who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean for AIDS awareness has arrived home in Brooklyn, ending a 21-month journey.
Victor Mooney arrived at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Friday and plans a ceremony at the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday, he said.
"I'm happy to be in Brooklyn," Mooney said Saturday. "I still haven't absorbed it."
The 49-year-old rows in memory of his brother who died of AIDS in 1983. He says his goal is to spur people to get tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
After failing on three previous attempts to row solo across the Atlantic, Mooney set off from the Canary Islands, off Africa, on Feb. 19, 2014.