Category Archives: Sailing/Yachting

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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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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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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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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Mike Fortenbaugh moves his yacht club to Jersey City

January 28, 2015- A New Jersey article reports, “New York’s Manhattan Yacht Club is on the move.

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Brookfield just wants the marina to help them sell Brookfield Place

January 21, 2015- By Steven E. Greer What no one in the press but us is realizing about MarinaGate is that Brookfield Place is bidding for the marina RFP solely to help them “flip” their Brookfield Place

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Did the BPCA conduct an illegal board meeting, making vote on marina invalid?

January 22, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD New York Open Meeting law allows the public to not only attend government meetings, but also ask questions.

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New York Times covers the North Cove Marina saga

December 15, 2014- The NYT covered the North Cove Marina saga. Most importantly, they got some quotes from Governor Cuomo’s office,

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Confirmed: Friends of Governor Cuomo want to run North Cove Marina

Update November 4, 2014- In Cuomo’s acceptance speech tonight, he thanked Andrew Farkas personally. Mr. Farkas is the man vying for

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Exclusive: Why did Brookfield and a Cuomo friend win the marina RFP? Follow the money.

December 15, 2014- By Steven E. Greer Since Mike Fortenbaugh is being told to evacuate the marina in two weeks, and the BPCA dodged the controversial

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Two ex-sailing-clubbers stalk Mike Fortenbaugh in a social media smear campaign

Update January 15, 2015- Mr Freeburg sent us a

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Marina Rally 2 draws hundreds of supporters again

January 8, 2015- The second rally to support Mike Fortenbaugh’s continued operation of The North Cove Marina, held in the public library,

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Exclusive: BPCA security backs off, ends illegal lockout of marina

January 5, 2015- By Steven E. Greer As a direct result of BatteryPark.TV informing the FJC Security company of the ongoing marina contract dispute, and

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BPCA issues statement on North Cove Marina

January 7, 2015- The BPCA’s highly-paid community liaison Robin Forst (who earns at least $120,000

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