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Business Insider recently had the opportunity to get an insider’s look of the Brooklyn Army Terminal on a tour with the NYC EDC and Turnstile Tours. You have to take a look at the whole photo editorial, it’s gaw-geous!

The Brooklyn Army Terminal was designed as an “inter-modal” shipping port, to move supplies between trains and ships. Photo courtesy of NYC EDC

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Business Insider: Just off the coast of Upper New York Harbor, the Brooklyn Army Terminal was first commissioned in 1918 to serve as a major military depot, carrying troops and supplies to bases and battles in Europe. More than three million troops passed through the terminal before it was decommissioned in the 1960s.

Life Magazine, 1947

Photo by Harrison Jacobs / Business Insider


There’s much more at Business Insider here…

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

North Cove Marina. Photo by David Moran via wikipedia


The management contract at North Cove Marina at the World Financial Center expires on December 31st, and it looks like the landlord doesn’t want to renew with the current operator. [Downtown Express]

Michael Fortenbaugh of North Cove Marina Management company has run the marina for the past 10 years and was hoping to be offered a renewal. Instead Fortenabugh has been told by The Battery Park City Authority to hand over his keys on December 31.

World Financial Center. Photo by Bjoertvedt via wikipedia


Downtown Express: The Battery Park City Authority is about to take control of North Cove Marina and has told operator Michael Fortenbaugh to turn over the keys by Dec. 31.

The authority offered Fortenbaugh a chance to stay for 60 days but it would be far from business as usual. In addition to giving up the keys, he would have to pay the authority for each boat that docked in the harbor. Fortenbaugh said he was not sure how he’d respond.


The authority released this statement:

“The current contract on the North Cove Marina expires on 12/31/14. Because there is no extension provision in the contract, we have proposed an interim measure. BPCA will assume operation of the marina, including all maintenance and insurance costs, on 1/1/15.  To provide for continued operation of the Manhattan Sailing School and Yacht Club until there is a Board decision on the RFP, BPCA has offered a 60 day lease to NORTH COVE MARINA MANAGEMENT, INC. at a substantially discounted per foot rate for any boats NORTH COVE MARINA MANAGEMENT, INC. docks at the Marina. In addition, the Manhattan Sailing School classroom will dock at no cost.

“Our Board is expected to vote on the 10-year contract for a marina operator at its January meeting.”

Read more from Downtown Express here…

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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