The old World's Fair Marina has some limits. First, on the number of liveaboards and where they can be docked. Possibly five feet to the two eastern docks, half of that to the western docks. Then, there is the location. You are literally under the flight path from LGA, so there's the noise
of jet traffic from about 6AM to midnight and later. And since it is under a flight path, when the jets are using full rich mixture...your decks will be coated with black soot in short order. NOT very pleasant. You're also next to the BQE/Whitestone expressway, with constant traffic noise
. And, in the desolation outside the parking lots of Shea (excuse me, Citifield) Stadium. You don't want to walk alone there at night.
Yes, you can hike out to the Number 7 train on the far side of Shea. Or wait very patiently for a Northern Blvd. bus.
And car access becomes really complicated, since you are wedged into the strip between a highway and the mudflats. (Nice smell at low tide, too.)
On the bright side, sitting in the mud on the west docks you never have to clean the bottom, nothing much grows there!
Waterway Guide and Active Captain
seem to indicate it is closed now (the status has changed in the past with various contractors) but also that there may be ferry service
down to Wall Street now. I've no idea what's really current
on that. If it is back under NYC control...dunno.
But...really? It is more like living behind a dumpster, next to a minefield. It isn't the worst place to stay...that would possibly be "the mudflats", a marina NE of it, across in College Point. In a desolate industrial section of what we used to call a "two fare zone".
Assuming they're still taking liveaboards, and that a new owner could legally remain on an existing boat...You're right, it might be done.
Note that the boat is currently inoperable, in a storage
yard in NJ to boot. And the poster has a Colorado phone