Category Archives: Sailing/Yachting

Will Mike Fortenbaugh bring his sailing club back to North Cove Marina?

November 18, 2016– by Steven E. Greer As BatteryPark.TV reported last year, the Offshore Sailing School in North Cove Marina was failing.

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Vikings invade BPC

September 18, 2016-

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New Yorker Magazine covers our story on kayak activists

July 23, 2013- By Steven E. Greer, MD In the July 29th edition of New Yorker Magazine, journalist Nick Paumgarten covered our

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Brookfield’s use of the marina is your worst nightmare

Update May 21, 2016- This failed exhibition race finally aired on NBC. However, the billionaire who owns Oracle pays the network to air this, as an infomercial for his hobby. There is

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More beach fun under the sun

June 25, 2016- These photos were taken at Tod’s Point in Old Greenwich.

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Canadian conglomerate Brookfield Property makes flagrant land grab of public park space

July 8, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD Why did the BPCA and Brookfield Property want to stop bike riders from going past the marina

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It’s official. Canadians have stolen the public park North Cove Marina from you.

Update May 23, 2016- The CB1 discussed the new policy that makes the docks off-limits. Members

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The new office for Offshore Sailing Class

April 5, 2016- The new Offshore Sailing office in the Mercantile Exchange building by the Irish Memorial is open.

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Exclusive: Brookfield makes a mockery of the sailing school

March 10, 2016- by Steven E. Greer Last year was the first year for the Brookfield-managed “sailing school” and the season was disaster.

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Why is there a huge crane in North Cove Marina?

April 1, 2016- With no public approval and no BPCA board meetings for three months, the BPCA is

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Exclusive: Brookfield wanted to keep Fortenbaugh’s sailing school but BPCA did not allow it

(6,000 people have read this as of September 26, 2015) June 10, 2015- By Steven E. Greer BatteryPark.TV has obtained the final RFP application for the North Cove Marina submitted

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Photos 8-16-2015

August 16, 2015

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Images from Grand Banks oyster bar

June 11, 2015

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BPCA Chairman Mehiel 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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The yacht Boardwalk no longer has helicopter

June 13, 2015- After BatteryPark.TV and the Broadsheet reported on the helicopter that was

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Two cruise ships in NY Harbor

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No activity in the new “sailing school”

July 1, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The new “sailing school” that has supposedly replaced Mike Fortenbaugh’s is getting

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The Pier 26 boathouse kayaks

July 5, 2015- The Pier 26 boathouse kayaks that you can take out for free. 

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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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Exclusive: Marina contract finalized

Update June 9, 2015- The BPCA board convened today and made no mention of this 800-pound gorilla in the room.

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