I met a sailor that sailed dinghys out of NY City. He said anyone can anchor
in between the old dis-used docks on the Hudson
. I never tried as I was afraid of what was on the bottom but years ago I used to anchor
in the old cut where the Liberty Marina is. Now it's all built up but there used to be a pile of old tugs and dredges in there. I was lucky I didn't pick up a lot of crap there. There's always the worry that these spots have old wire rope
and god knows what on the bottom.