A few events of interest to New York City waterfront aficionados will take place in the next two weeks.
First up, on Wednesday, June 16, at Pier 66A at 12 noon a new postage stamp will be unveiled. The new stamp features the New York state flag and an image of the fireboat John J. Harvey along with other fireboats (based on a photo by Bernard Ente). Here’s the media advisory from the U.S. Postal Service. (They note that the Harvey “gained infamy” for its response to the September 11th attacks. I’m pretty sure they meant to say the Harvey gained fame. You can read about the experiences of the Harvey and its crew on September 11th in Jessica Dulong‘s very interesting My River Chronicles.)
Next, on Thursday, June 17, Reid Stowe returns to New York on the schooner Anne after more than 1000 days at sea. A flotilla will gather north of Sandy Hook, NJ, at 10:00 a.m. and sail together to Pier 81 in Manhattan. The best place for land-based viewing of the flotilla will be the Battery Park Esplanade between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Click here for a map.
Finally, on June 24, the New York City planning department will hold its next-to-last workshop to discuss the comprehensive waterfront agenda. The workshop to discuss the “blue network” and citywide issues will be held at P.S. 234, the Independence School, 292 Greenwich Street in Manhattan from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.