Category Archives: Sailing/Yachting

Brookfield wants to bring booze-cruise party boats to the marina

May 6, 2015- By Steven E. Greer At the CB1 meeting last night, Brookfield Properties, the new operator of the North Cove Marina,

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Brookfield and BPCA bring in a politically correct company to run sailing school

May 5, 2015- By Steven E. Greer As BatteryPark.TV previously reported, the new operators of the North Cove Marina, which

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Mystery yacht is chased out of North Cove Marina

Update May 6, 2015- At the CB1 meeting last night, Kathleen Gupta raised the issue of this mystery

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Dennis Mehiel, BPCA Chair, spends 15-minutes defending his 148-foot mega-yacht

January 22, 2015- During the BPCA board meeting today, which voted on the RFP for the North Cove Marina,

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Mike Fortenbaugh’s boats are back on New York Harbor

May 19, 2015- I recently lamented at the sight of an empty New York Harbor without the

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New York Harbor now devoid of recreational boats in the wake of Mike Fortenbaugh’s eviction from North Cove Marina

May 10, 2015- By Steven E. Greer What is missing from this photo? There are virtually no recreational sailboats now since Mike

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RFP for marina prohibits water taxis and gambling boats, but not booze cruises

May 7, 2015- By Steven E. Greer At the May 5th CB1 meeting, the Brookfield and IGY Marinas team gave an update on the marina

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My best guess as to why the North Cove marina will be empty for two years

May 2, 2015- Opinion by Steven E. Greer The North Cove Marina was taken away from the community this year by Dennis Mehiel: the

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Two Brits try to set speed record for rowing across the Atlantic

May 2, 2015- From their website, “In May 2015 Tom Rainey and Lawrence Walters will

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Confirmed: Brookfield will not provide the community with a sailing school this year

March 28, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD We did some investigative reporting and snooping, and confirmed that the new North Cove Marina

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BPCA announces that North Cove Marina will be out of service this year

April 21, 2015- At the April 14th BPCA meeting, it was announced that the work to epoxy and

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More info on the unmarked mystery yacht in the North Cove Marina

Update April 23, 2015- We called the Coast Guard and they gave the boat a visit. The man

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Where is Dennis Meheil’s Yacht, S/Y HELIOS?

April 14, 2015- Letter to Editor from (name withheld) Helios is a 45-meter luxury sailing yacht built by the Italian yacht builder Perini Navi in 2007. 

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No sign of the new marina operator

Update March 19, 2015- We have repeatedly contacted the IGY Marina executives to ask whether they wil

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Just pathetic

March 14, 2015- The empty marina is pathetic.

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CB1’s Jeff Galloway a no-show for the marina rally

Update December 19, 2014- Bob Townley is now all of a sudden the biggest supporter of the marina.

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NY Water Taxi asks CB1 permission to dock huge tour boat at Pier-A

February 3, 2015– At the December, 2014 CB1 meeting, Tom Berton, the man who operates a couple

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Will Canadians control all of the waterways in Downtown New York?

Update January 23, 2015- Brookfield did indeed win the RFP to run North Cove Marina, as suspected. Also, Howard Hughes announced

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The ferry boat horn blowing noise nuisance coming to Pier-A

January 29, 2015- By Steven E. Greer Last month, the CB1 entertained the thought of allowing the company “Manhattan by Sail”, operated by

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You have probably been to one of the Farkas IGY marinas

January 24, 2015- I was not interested in the actual marina aspect of MarinaGate. My main interest

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