Some people may look at a photo of pleasure boats parked on Newtown Creek and see danger and ickiness. But others see opportunity! Fresh off the polluted waterway's Superfund designation, a Community Board 1 member has proposed the creation of a Newtown Creek boathouse in the Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center warehouse at the end of Manhattan Avenue. The plan, described in the Brooklyn Paper, includes boat storage space, a boating training center, a restored bulkhead, and a public pathway. Timeline: four years. Since the creek cleanup could take 10 years, we hope the training center will have wetsuits for rent.
· Meanwhile, group pitches new boathouse [BK Paper]
· Newtown Creek coverage [Curbed]