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Old 22-10-2013, 13:13   #16
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We like Port Washington Free moorings, several clubs and marinas, great smal town, and a fast train into Penn Station Best of both world SB
Scott,

Thanks, - as some of the other respondents pointed out, im not a local so basically a trainride away from the city is close enough for me. We just need to be able to fly in and out of the local airports and visit the New York City area

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Old 22-10-2013, 14:55   #17
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Re: Mooring options in New York area?

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That's relatively insane/outdated tourist paranoia. Apartments around the boat basin and on the upper west side in general cost more than most of the boats sitting on their moorings. The UWS is affluent, safe, easily accessible by the 1, A, C, B, D trains, is home to the Museum of Natural History... I could go on.

NYC as a whole these days is safe. I live up in Harlem and have very few concerns lest I find myself in Spanish Harlem at the wrong hour of the night. I'd fear more the wayward dock floating away from the boat basin (it happens) than I would of getting mugged, robbed, or spoken to in the city (city humor, sorry).
Well gee, if you watch Law and Order people are getting slaughtered right and left all over the city.

Seriously, wasn't saying I thought the upper west side was dangerous, just asking since I've never strayed too far west of the park. I still hear cautions from friends about some areas around the city, mainly some parts of Brooklyn or the Bronx.

Interesting to hear Harlem is so safe. Guess with Bill Clinton set up in Harlem it can't be too bad.
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Old 22-10-2013, 19:05   #18
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Glen Island Yacht Club, New Rochelle.
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Old 22-10-2013, 21:23   #19
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Re: Mooring options in New York area?

Marek,
One of the best kept secrets for mooring a boat near NYC
is Steppingstone Marina in Great Neck, first village east of
city on north shore of Long Island. Marina is run by park distict,
welcomes non residents and moorings are very reasonable. Marina has excellent launch hours during summer months.
Commuter train is 22 minutes express to heart of city and local service is 35 minutes.
JFK and LaGuardia airports are also very close,
20 minutes plus depending on traffic.
City Island is 1 mile to north across sound, large sailing community, moorings rather exposed. Manhasset Bay is 1 mile east with extensive services, again large sailing community
and very protected moorings.
Happy to help with specifics if any interest or if you come for visit.
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Im gratefull for all of these informative replies, - i think the option we will favour once we bring the boat over to the area, will be to rent a mooring in one of those areas a bit out of the central city area, such as one of those locations on Long Island which several of you have recommended. I guess some are "yachty" and some are more "basic". We will probably try and settle for something basic, but safe. And close to public transportation.

Thanks a lot, - im looking forward for our stay in the new york city area.

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Old 22-10-2013, 21:44   #21
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Marek, One of the best kept secrets for mooring a boat near NYC is Steppingstone Marina in Great Neck, first village east of city on north shore of Long Island. Marina is run by park distict, welcomes non residents and moorings are very reasonable. Marina has excellent launch hours during summer months. Commuter train is 22 minutes express to heart of city and local service is 35 minutes. JFK and LaGuardia airports are also very close, 20 minutes plus depending on traffic. City Island is 1 mile to north across sound, large sailing community, moorings rather exposed. Manhasset Bay is 1 mile east with extensive services, again large sailing community and very protected moorings. Happy to help with specifics if any interest or if you come for visit. Hope this helps, Best, Hugo
Hugo, this sounds as a very attractive option, please allow me to come back to you on this.

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Re: Mooring options in New York area?

Marek,
Send PM when you are ready and will send you email address,
will think of some more advantages and some disadvantages for you.
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Old 23-10-2013, 12:42   #23
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Re: Mooring options in New York area?

If you really want to head north of NYC (60 miles), there is the Beacon Sloop Club....$250 per year! It's a working club with about 20 boats off shore. Best deal oin the river.
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Re: Mooring options in New York area?

I could not more highly recommend the Newport IGY marina in Jersey City. It's one block from the Newport PATH train (a NJ/NY subway) and you can be in mid-town in 15 minutes. I both keep my boat at that marina and live in a building overlooking the marina. For facilities, proximity to NYC, ease of transportation, great shopping nearby, and views of the NYC skyline, you can't beat it. Reasonable rates, too! Dockmaster Eric Jenkins is a top-notch professional (also a boat owner and master mariner), as well as an all-around helpful and nice guy with intimate knowledge of the area.

The marina has a wave attenuator, so while it does get some wake rollers from ferry traffic, it's eminently manageable and I've spent many lovely evenings on boats in the marina. Maybe that just doesn't bother me as much as it does others--can't say. There's also a great dockside restaurant recently under new management.

I should add that I recently moved to Jersey City after living for many years in Manhattan (with a circumnavigation in between the two). I can get to Midtown faster from here than when I lived on the Upper West Side. For being as close to Manhattan as I want to be without the headaches, I can have the relative serenity of being across the river in lovely Newport where the quality of life, for me, is better.
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Re: Mooring options in New York area?

No one has mentioned anything on City Island yet. There must be about a thousand moorings there in view of the Throgs Neck Bridge, and that's not counting any slips. It's served by New York City buses, or you can take a cab to the subway.
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No one has mentioned anything on City Island yet. There must be about a thousand moorings there in view of the Throgs Neck Bridge, and that's not counting any slips. It's served by New York City buses, or you can take a cab to the subway.
Actually I mentioned City Island in post #2.
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(oops!) Should have read more carefully.
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(oops!) Should have read more carefully.
Well as we all know, real sailors don't ask for directions, read manuals or read the whole discussion on internet forums.
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