Tuesday, May 3, 2016

New Marina Opens at Brooklyn Bridge Park; but Now There's a Sailing Area Fuss

Bay Ridge Flats, by NOAA
 ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina has just opened at Brooklyn Bridge Park. It's the first new marina in the NYC area in years, and will provide docking for yachts as well as community boating programs and lessons.

But some boaters are "up in arms" because a maritime company wants to install a barge mooring close by, putting a prime sailing area at risk, reports the Brooklyn Eagle.

A moored barge would affect boaters’ ability to race in the harbor, a marina official said. More than 100 sailors from the ONE15 Marina already race weekly in the flats.

A representative from the maritime company told the Eagle, however, that the mooring would be Just one of many.  “I have no idea why they’re so upset," he said.

See the Brooklyn Eagle for more.

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