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.
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00
Zachary Gotterbarn, a member of Boy Scout Troop 72, is an extraordinary 9-year-old who recently exhibited maturity and courage beyond his years. While riding in a car with his mom, Zachary sprang into action to help his young cousin who was choking on a cookie. Without hesitation, Zachary quickly used the “finger sweep,” a technique he learned in Scouting, and dislodged the cookie blocking his cousin’s airway. Zachary saved his cousin’s life. During a recent City Council meeting, Mayor Reginald Spinello and the City Council commended Zachary for his heroic act. Glen Cove Volunteer EMS Chief Tom Kenary presented Zachary with an honorary EMS member pin and tee-shirt. Zachary is pictured with Mayor Spinello, the City Council, and his family.
Saturday, 19 April 2014 00:00
In order to meet the necessary budget requirements, the Glen Cove School District will reduce school staff members, starting in the 2014-15 school year. One administrative staff member and nine instructional staff members will be let go, according to Superintendent
Maria Rianna’s report at the Monday night school board meeting. Staff reductions will also be made to teaching assistants, school monitors, substitute teachers and custodial and maintenance workers. The total savings for the district is $1,227,669.
As of March 31, revenues for the district total $79,281,428. The revenues include the tax levy ($64,780,719), P.I.L.O.T.s ($1,908,060), tax on consumer utility bills ($1,250,000)n use of reserves ($1,250,000), State Aid ($8,751,799), all other revenues ($635,850) and appropriation of unassigned fund balance ($750,000).
The total appropriations for the district are $80,509,097 and revenues are $79,281,428 with a budget gap of $1,227,669.
Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00
Glen Cove High School players, from left, Tajah Garner, Dejon Taylor, Manny Sican, and Ralik Jackson, after the Long Island Colts u18’s team vs. St. Anthony’s at Robert Finley Middle School last week. Touchdown ‘tries’ by Garner, Taylor and Sican.
Thursday, 17 April 2014 00:00
The third- and fourth-grade Knights took to the road last weekend as they faced off against Jericho early Sunday morning, April 6. Jericho’s teamwork and hustle brought down the Knights by a final score of 5 – 0. The early game may have been a factor as the boys started to play better and more like a team as the game went on. Once again, goalie Tyler Shea played outstanding in goal and was relieved by Christian Maiorano, who did just as well in the second half. Andrew Guster played solid defense in the loss.