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Old 17-09-2009, 11:19   #16
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City Island? Ugh! Lot of America's Cup history there, but we found it to be pretty ugly and dirty. Maybe we were there on a bad couple of days.
I haven't been there in 15 years. Too bad if it has deteriorated. I thought it was a little piece of Martha's Vineyard in the Bronx.
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Old 17-09-2009, 13:14   #17
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Dude, no visit to NYC is complete without a swing through the South Bronx. The PR dance halls and the crack and smack cocktails are a must. Don't forget a visit to the little house on the prairie.
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Old 17-09-2009, 14:47   #18
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I believe the South Street Seaport has a very good Henry Hudson exhibit to commemorate the 400th anniversary of his sailing up the Hudson River in 1609--though I don't believe it was called the Hudson River then !

I agree wholeheartedly that you should try to make Sag Harbor and Block Island. There is some delightful sailing in Great Peconic bay and while I think it is quite a stretch, Block Island has been referred to by some as the "Bermuda of the North." I wouldn't go so far as to make that statement, but it is a lovely, quaint island and I love going there. At this time of year, tourists are less so it is musch easier to get around. You can rent bikes, mopeds or cars and really get around the island in a couple of hours by moped, though you might want to take a couple of days.

At any rate, I would rather be out there than NYC any day. I only wish I would be home from Buffalo by then to join you.

If you are interested, send me a PM. My best friend Bill moved his Irwin 38 from Patchogue to Greenport for the summer to see what it would be like cruising Peconic Bay for a whole season. He and his wife absolutely loved it. I can send you his email address and he could give you some real good tips for anchorages/harbors out there.

Also if you are in a real adventuresome mood, once you make it to Block Island it is a pretty easy trip to Newport, RI.

Have a good cruise.

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Old 17-09-2009, 15:26   #19
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OK everyone,

I thought someone would notice, but I will point out that ID asked about NYC over a year ago. I suspect he has made it by now...

On the other hand, a lot of useful info was added for future reference.

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Just one more note about 79th St. Boat Basin. No catamarans are permitted on moorings. I don't know why. When we went last summer, there were about 4 cats there, all anchored on the edge of the mooring field. They still pay $25-$30 to land the dinghy and use the facilities. They also have a few slips for catamarans at $2.50/ft
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Old 17-09-2009, 18:26   #21
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Just one more note about 79th St. Boat Basin. No catamarans are permitted on moorings. I don't know why. When we went last summer, there were about 4 cats there, all anchored on the edge of the mooring field. They still pay $25-$30 to land the dinghy and use the facilities. They also have a few slips for catamarans at $2.50/ft
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We were there last summer with our cat, and there were at least two other cats there.

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