The waterfront in Glen Cove is being put to use with a new chartered ferry service for private events.
Seastreak, a leader in revitalizing fast passenger ferry services in the New York metropolitan area, chartered a special corporate event and sightseeing cruises from the Glen Cove ferry dock at Garvies Point last week, with the inaugural event taking place on the bright and sunny morning of Sept. 12.
“Having a company like Seastreak offering a chartered service from Glen Cove’s waterfront is a testament to the decade long revitalization efforts that have taken place along beautiful Hempstead Harbor,” Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi said.
“By welcoming NY Waterways this summer and now Seastreak, we are able to show off our magnificent new maritime facilities to two of the region’s leading ferry companies.”
Mayor Suozzi was on site at the ferry dock prior to departure.
“Introducing Seastreak’s chartered services to the City of Glen Cove is another way that we are inviting residents and the surrounding communities back to the waterfront to enjoy all that it has to offer. Our team, the city and the city’s partners at the county, state and federal level are proud to restore access to this rare stretch of coastline,” said Scott Rechler, chairman and CEO of RXR Realty, the developer of the 52-acre Garvies Point site.
Seastreak vessels are available for private charter for corporate meetings, holiday parties and other special occasions. Options include traveling through Lower Manhattan Harbor to such sites as the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, the tall ships of the South Street Seaport or the beautiful sights of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket as well as various destinations such as Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, Nantucket Island, Block Island, Atlantic City and either of New York ‘s baseball stadiums.
“We are delighted to be here,” said Seastreak President James Barker. “We welcome the opportunity to show the community that our season is still under way through the fall and to show off one of our beautiful vessels. Our connection with RXR as well as the City of Glen Cove is very meaningful to Seastreak, and we take pride in the world-class service we provide.”
While the service is a first step in providing ferry service from Glen Cove, the second phase of the ferry terminal building is still at least a year away from completion, though it is expected to begin
this fall. A ferry operator for daily commuters has not yet been secured.
Saturday, 01 March 2014 00:00
The second meeting of the Powers Chemco property site at Glen Cove City Hall last Thursday night focused on health concerns in the surrounding area. Spokesmen from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Department of Health (DOH) and other environmental experts discussed the extent of the contaminated soil and water at the site. It was a continued discussion on the proposed clean-up of the State Superfund site, which was formerly occupied by the Columbia Ribbon and Carbon
Manufacturing Company, and now located within the 15-acre Konica Minolta property.
“After careful studies, we found that the contaminated soil and water table poses no threat to nearby residences,” said Nathan Epler, a hydrogeologist from the environmental consulting and management firm Roux Associates.
Friday, 28 February 2014 00:00
The Glen Cove Council of PTAs will be holding its Annual Community Scholarship Fund Event at the Swan Club on Sunday, March 9, at 11:30 a.m. The Glen Cove Community Scholarship Fund was founded in 1958, and it annually administers funds in the form of scholarships to deserving Glen Cove High School seniors. All proceeds from this event will be donated to this fund. The event will feature a performance by the High School Jazz Band and a basket raffle. This year’s honorees are Nomi Rosen, Dr. Michael Israel, Rosemarie Sekelsky, Brittney Frank Rifkind, Suzanne Anderson and Mary Murphy.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 00:00
The North Shore High School swimming team completed its season with high honors this year. Both the men’s and women’s teams have qualified individual athletes for all-conference and all-county championship competitions.
Coach Samara Weitz has also been honored with the Nassau County Coach of the Year award—motivating many of her athletes to succeed throughout the season, including senior Kristen Stanis.
“She made sure I was working hard, but also having fun,” Stanis said. “She taught me how to balance work and play and how it’s important to maintain it.”
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
It was all fun and games at the fourth annual Winter Classic Hockey tournament at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center in Bethpage on Saturday, Feb. 8. Young adults and kids of all ages from the Long Island Blues Hockey team faced off against three other teams in the event that gives individuals with special needs the opportunity to play ice hockey in an accommodating setting.
Michael Russo, founder of the Long Island Blues team, said he started the program 10 years ago so his son, Nicholas, who has autism, could play hockey.