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Despite recent set-backs that have plagued the proposed tourist attraction, the NY Wheel project is moving forward. As reported in the New York Business Journal, NY Wheel CEO Richard Marin says the first batch of concrete will be poured for the foundation this June.

However, differences between wheel executives may affect the announced ‘pour’ date.

Photo courtesy of NYCEDC


New York Business Journal: New York Wheel CFO Eric Kaufman, along with partner Meir Laufer, hired Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP for legal counsel, citing Marin’s mismanagement of the project and “improper conduct throughout the development process.” Marin, together with New York businessman Andrew Ratner, has filed his own lawsuit against Kaufman and Laufer, claiming the two investors had not paid an additional $17 million that was required of them as board members.

A New York Supreme Court hearing is scheduled for sometime in June. Read more from the New York Business Journal here…

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

Courtesy of NYCEDC


The NYCEDC has released renderings of the new ferry landings that are being manufactured for the launch of Citywide Ferry services starting in 2017.

Designed by McLaren Engineering Group and built by Skanska, the 10 new landings will be made to fit the different conditions faced by each location around the city.



NYCEDC Press ReleaseFerry landings will be 35 feet wide and 90 feet long, providing ample space for passengers to queue while waiting to board a vessel. When fully complete, the landings will be equipped with canopies and wind screens to provide shelter from inclement weather. Ticket machines and waiting areas will also be located on the barges, allowing for minimal upland impact at the landing sites. 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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