Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 29-06-2012, 07:04   #1
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Cruz
Boat: Boatless Again
Posts: 4,321
NYC Local Knowledge Needed

We have friends who are flying in to New York City on July 4th, and want to take them out on the boat to watch the best fireworks display. I think we want to watch the Macy's show on the Hudson river, but I'm not sure.

Is there a public landing in Manhattan where we can pick them up and drop them off, preferably near Greenwich Village where they are staying??
__________________

__________________
donradcliffe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-06-2012, 08:15   #2
Sponsoring Vendor

Community Sponsor

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Heathsville, VA
Boat: Gemini 105Mc 34'
Posts: 1,459
Re: NYC Local Knowledge needed

Hudson River Park at Pier 40 (79th st.?) might be a possibility. It's right near Greenwich Village and they also have moorings, but I don't think they rent to transients. I would call them to see if you can pick up people from the dock: 212-627-2020 (I never have, so someone else here may have better knowledge. I just met someone docking recently at the Intrepid Museum, but that was a whole other story!)
Waterway Guide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-06-2012, 08:32   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: New York
Boat: Pearson 36
Posts: 59
Re: NYC Local Knowledge needed

The north cove is down town, Battery Park area. You could pick them up there. (212) 786-1200

There is a marina a the Chelsea Piers that im sure you could also stop at. They are located at 18th street and the west side highway (hudson river)

FYI, The 79th street boat Basin mentioned above is NOT near Greenwich Village.
__________________
triton274 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-06-2012, 08:40   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 107
Re: NYC Local Knowledge needed

Everything Triton gave you is spot on but I'd check about area closings and block offs both on and off the water due to security.
__________________
jmo64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-06-2012, 08:44   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 107
Re: NYC Local Knowledge needed

You might want to have them meet you on the Jersey side and then pick a non restricted viewing spot from there.
__________________
jmo64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-06-2012, 09:07   #6
Registered User
 
SailingwithSoul's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New York
Boat: In between boats
Posts: 215
Images: 2
Re: NYC Local Knowledge needed

Hi, Here is the link for this year's fireworks show.

http://www.iboatnyharbor.com/Advisor...rks-070412.pdf


Sailor's Soul will be in the ALPHA section on the NYC side. Maybe I'll see you on the water.

Happy Sailing!
__________________
SailingwithSoul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-06-2012, 09:41   #7
֍֎֍֎֍֎֍֎֍֎

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 13,037
Re: NYC Local Knowledge needed

Don, security tends to shut down most or all of the harbor from way before until way after. Even if you can pick them up, they may be captive till well after midnight. And the harbor tends to become a zoo. Not to mention, public access for docking anywhere is, well, "fuggedaboudit" pretty much all the time.

Offhand, I'm sure there's a solution but it might be simpler to have them take the PATH train over to the Jersey side and find someplace over there. North Cove may have the same policy that the SSSeaport has: Touch the dock, and you pay for dockage. Chelsea Piers MIGHT have some public access, but if it does it may also be thronged with yahoos toting cases of budweiser.

This is one where you want to call ahead, confirm who you speak to, and then if at all possible, VISIT and see what the situation is. Access, debris or shoal water, all the usual hazards plus a party weekend.

Get past all that, and it is a beautiful show.
__________________
hellosailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-06-2012, 10:31   #8
Sponsoring Vendor

Community Sponsor

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Heathsville, VA
Boat: Gemini 105Mc 34'
Posts: 1,459
Re: NYC Local Knowledge needed

Thanks, Triton, for the correction. Hudson River Park Pier 40 is at Greenwich village, but please ignore my "(79th st.?)" notation...that's an error.
Waterway Guide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-06-2012, 10:41   #9
Marine Service Provider
 
AnchorageGuy's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Wherever the boat is!
Boat: Marine Trader 34DC
Posts: 4,618
Re: NYC Local Knowledge needed

Don, Viewing the Macy's fireworks will be best on the Manhattan west side below 59th St. Hoboken in New Jersey will be another good area. On the water will probably not be a good idea. Where there is no security it will be a zoo and New York Harbor is no fun on a good day with the boats and currents. You can see the details and a chart of the safety zones here...http://www.iboatnyharbor.com/Advisor...rks-070411.pdf . Hope this helps. There are several commercial cruise boats that will take groups out to see the fireworks. This might be a better alternative. Chuck
__________________
Chesapeake Bay, ICW Hampton Roads To Key West, The Gulf Coast, The Bahamas

The Trawler Beach House
Voyages Of Sea Trek
AnchorageGuy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-06-2012, 13:46   #10
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Cruz
Boat: Boatless Again
Posts: 4,321
Re: NYC Local Knowledge needed

Thanks for all the input--I'll check out some of the marinas suggested. Manhattan is sure not very boat-friendly.

The zoo on the water is just part of the fun...
__________________
donradcliffe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2012, 00:14   #11
Registered User
 
chef2sail's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Parkville, MD
Boat: C&C 35 MKIII
Posts: 147
Images: 2
Send a message via AIM to chef2sail Send a message via Skype™ to chef2sail
Re: NYC Local Knowledge needed

Don,

How about checking Liberty Landing Marina in Newark. From their seawall you can see all the way up the BHudson to the GW bridge, you are right acccross from the Battery and Financial District West, and you are close to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island...no need to go out on the water with the yahoos.

In addition the hig speed ferry docks in the marina comming from west side of Wall Street Area where the towers were, so your friends could get there direct rather easily.

We stay at Liberty Landing Marina when we travel to New England and the LI Sound sometimes. Easy way to get to Manhattan for the day with the ferry right there. Great restaurant and docking facilities

Check it out.
__________________
Dave and Donna
S/V Haleakula
Parkville, MD
chef2sail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2012, 00:32   #12
Registered User
 
Stu Jackson's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cowichan Bay, BC (Maple Bay Marina)
Posts: 6,385
Re: NYC Local Knowledge needed

Quote:
Originally Posted by donradcliffe View Post
Thanks for all the input--I'll check out some of the marinas suggested. Manhattan is sure not very boat-friendly.

The zoo on the water is just part of the fun...
Boat friendly? I rode the subways as a kid...people friendly it t'was.

Zoo? Part of the fun? If taken seriously, that'd be dangerous at best. Humorously, try Central Park.

Asking on June 30th about where to go to find fireworks on a boat on July 4th either means you're new to boating or have friends who wanna take you places ya just don't wanna go!

Have safe good fun (sorry to sound like mom) wherever you go and whatever you do.
__________________
Stu Jackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2012, 20:44   #13
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Cruz
Boat: Boatless Again
Posts: 4,321
Re: NYC Local Knowledge Needed

I took a scouting trip today and found that the Hudson River Park at Pier 25 looks pretty good. It has mooring fields, plus a long floating dock which I should be able to go alongside to pick up friends (or take the dinghy into if its crowded).

After the cruise up the Hudson, I took the East River up to Manhasset Bay. Hit Hells Gate at max flood and got the old girl up to 14.3k over the ground (8k through the water).

Forecast for the 4th is for possible severe T-storms--that may cut the crowds down.

I don't think the 4th in NYC will compare to anchoring off the Opera House in Sydney for the Millennium fireworks, but I'll never know if I don't go.
__________________
donradcliffe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2012, 22:06   #14
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Santa Cruz
Boat: Boatless Again
Posts: 4,321
Re: NYC Local Knowledge Needed

We did go watch the Macy's fireworks last night, and Pier 25 on Manhattan turned out be a convenient place to pick up folks. It is currently managed by Liberty Landing Marina. They charged $20 for a 'touch and go" landing on their floating dock, which is pricey but better than the alternatives I looked at.

On the water, we kept waiting for the boat wakes to die down when they closed the Hudson river, but they just kept coming--some of the biggest were by the NYPD police boats which just HAD to go racing around to nowhere. Of course, after the fireworks were finished, there was a mad dash home with some giant wakes. I suspect that similar wakes played a role in the tragedy on Long Island Sound, and fortunately our TV set fell over backwards instead of pitching off the counter...at least I have crossed that one off the list and don't have to do it again.
__________________

__________________
donradcliffe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
nyc

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:42.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.