Category Archives: Sailing/Yachting

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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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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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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CB1 discusses the marina lockout and what to do about the BPCA

January 7, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD On December 31st, 2014, the 10-year lease held by Mike Fortenbaugh to run the North Cove Marina expired.

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BPCA hires security to lockout Commodore Fortenbaugh from marina

Update January 3, 2014- We spoke with a supervisor of FJC Security. They are the company contracted with the BPCA to handle security around Pier-A, not the marina.

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