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USS Bataan (LHD-5) Photo: U.S. Navy, Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Dennis Timms.


The start of Fleet Week New York 2016 begins officially tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, with the traditional ‘Parade of Ships’ from 10am – 3pm.


USCGC Forward (WMEC-911). US Air Force photo: TSGT VAL GEMPIS


An anticipated 4,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate in the official kick-off. The parade will sail into NY harbor through the Narrows, and cruise up the North River, so be sure to stake out your viewing/photo-friendly spots early!

HMCS Athabaskan (D 282). Photo by Halifax waterfront (CC 3.0)


Participating ships/units will include:

See the full schedule of Fleet Week NY events here.

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

Photo courtesy of NYCEDC


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

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