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May 7th, 2005, 10:01 PM
Clinton Cove Park, extending from 55th to 57th Street, is under construction and expected to open to the public in 2005.

This two-acre park will be planted with lawns and shade trees and will include a public boat house at the waterfront and a number of other amenities.

Among other things, Park users will have access to a café in the UnConvention Center, which will border the Park on the south, and also to the public walkway extending out to the western end of Pier 94.

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Saturday, May 14th, 2005
Walking Tour of Hudson River Park
11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Trace the history and future of the west side waterfront during a five-mile walk through Hudson River Park. Sponsored by Friends of Hudson River Park (FoHRP), this comprehensive walking tour will span the entire length of the Park, beginning in Clinton and winding through the waterfronts of Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and Tribeca. Each section of the tour will be led by a neighborhood expert, and will feature both the history of the area as well as the future plans for the Park.

The tour, which meets at the new boathouse in Clinton Cove Park (Pier 96, at 56th Street), costs $15 per person, with discounts for members of Friends of Hudson River Park. A picnic lunch will be provided.

The walk begins in the Clinton Cove Upland section, where Meta Brunzema of the Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Association will kick off the tour at the new boathouse. The tour will move southward into Chelsea, where historian Matt Postal will point out the architectural highlights of the area. From there, the tour moves into Greenwich Village, where a picnic lunch will be served on the 800-acre Christopher Street pier.

Finally, the tour winds through Tribeca. Rip Hayman, a longtime Tribeca resident and owner of the historic Ear Inn, will discuss the rich history of the Tribeca waterfront.

For more information and reservations, contact Friends of Hudson River Park at 212-757-0981 x 205 or email tours@fohrp.org.

Tour meets at Clinton Cove Park boathouse (Pier 96, at 56th Street).
More Information:
Phone number: 212-757-0981 x 205

May 13th, 2005, 02:33 PM
Hi all. My first post here. Last year I worked on the CAD and visualisations for Malcolm Cochran's public art piece "Private Passage" for Clinton Cove Park.The piece is a 29' wine bottle with the recreation of a cabin from the original Queen Mary inside of it. The park is on the location where the Queen Mary used to berth. I was looking for recent images online (I live in Edinburgh, Scotland) and found Edward's post. It is great to see the piece onsite.

Malcolm emailed me last night and told me that the Park's dedication is at 2pm next Thursday 19th May. It would be great to see some images of the event posted here.

"...As a child, Malcolm Cochran and his father took a voyage to Europe, sailing from a pier on the Hudson River in New York. As a recipient of a Hudson River Park Trust commission, Cochran is now creating a public art project that provides a clever nod not only to his own experience, but to the glory days of luxury liner cruising that once dominated the travel industry in New York.

“My idea evolved from doing a model of an ocean liner to putting that inside a bottle, like a ship in a bottle,” Cochran said. “But when I think about traveling, it’s not so much the exterior, but it’s the cabin that becomes important.”
Cochran’s giant wine bottle is made of steel and coated with zinc and bronze, which will receive a bottle green patina. The interior, viewed through seven portholes and through openings in the neck and bottom ends of the work, will be stainless steel and mimics the stateroom of a luxury liner. The interior is inspired by photographs of the RMS Queen Mary, which first sailed in 1936, and is documented well enough for him to use as an example to pattern his designs. Using stainless steel will give the interior the look of a black and white photo, Cochran said: “I wanted it to have that silver tone and sheen to it.” From: http://oncampus.osu.edu/article.php?id=333

I have some in progress images at: http://home.btconnect.com/rootoftwo/index.htm


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May 13th, 2005, 04:05 PM
The park is on the location where the Queen Mary used to berth.

Not quite so. The park adjoins Piers 95 and 96. Queen Mary normally berthed at Pier 90, as shown in this photo from 1939 (she's on the south side of Pier 90, already wearing her wartime livery; four-funnelled Aquitania lies on the other side of the pier, and Normandie and Ile de France are docked at Pier 88). Piers 88 and 90 are the two piers that are visible in WiredNewYork Webcam 1.

May 14th, 2005, 09:52 AM
Thanks for putting me straight ManhattanKnight. I've never actually been to the site - I did all the work in the UK from the Landscape Architect's drawings. It's quite a shock to see the piece in context because I didn't have dimensions for the surrounding buildings. I'd be interested in hearing what people think of "Private Passage" if they've seen it.

May 25th, 2005, 12:29 PM
More of the new Clinton Cove Park area....




May 27th, 2005, 08:09 AM
Hi rootoftwo-
I came upon the bottle while rollerblading last week. I love it! a friend and I were passing by and of course we had to look inside. Wow! this is really clever and beautifully executed. Very impressive.

May 27th, 2005, 11:37 AM
Hi rootoftwo-
I came upon the bottle while rollerblading last week. I love it! a friend and I were passing by and of course we had to look inside. Wow! this is really clever and beautifully executed. Very impressive.

What's inside??

May 27th, 2005, 02:36 PM
Wow thanks for the pics...

I really have to go see the park. The bottle is really cool. Please dont tell us whats inside... let people go see it for themselves!


Ok you can tell us if you want.

May 31st, 2005, 10:02 AM
Wow thanks for the pics...

I really have to go see the park. The bottle is really cool. Please dont tell us whats inside... let people go see it for themselves!


Ok you can tell us if you want.

Boo, at least let me get a hint...or a PM!

June 3rd, 2005, 10:25 AM
For those that asked. Based on photos of cabins from the original Queen Mary.

http://artsmagnet.blogs.com/digital_artist_blog/images/pp3.jpg (http://artsmagnet.blogs.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/pp3.jpg) http://artsmagnet.blogs.com/digital_artist_blog/images/pp4.jpg (http://artsmagnet.blogs.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/pp4.jpg)

August 7th, 2005, 10:34 PM
Clinton Cove Park (http://wirednewyork.com/parks/clinton_cove/). 6 August 2005.

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August 24th, 2005, 11:10 PM
Clinton Cove Park (http://www.wirednewyork.com/parks/clinton_cove/) at night. 24 August 2005.

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August 25th, 2005, 12:00 AM
Excellent pics!

June 27th, 2006, 03:12 PM
Tuesday Evening Music on the Hudson
Friends, Friends of Clinton Cove and the Hudson River Park Trust will co-sponsor this free monthly music series in Clinton Cove Park at 55th Street. Concerts start at 6 PM and will have lawn seating only. Bring your own picnic or buy dinner on site.

Tuesday, May 23, 6PM. Zikrayat
This group will present a repertory of traditional Arabic music, song and dance, but with a contemporary bounce.
Tuesday, June 13, 6PM. Trinity String Quartet
The program will include a variety of classical music for strings to accompany the setting sun over the Hudson.
Tuesday, July 11, 6PM. The Strines
This punk rock group will fill Clinton Cove with upbeat songs and the blast of its unbridled energy.
Tuesday, August 8, 6PM. The Central Park Brass
The program will include classical and other selections by this well-known brass ensemble.

June 28th, 2006, 02:33 AM
cool pics. NYC keeps geting better and better. I'll hceck it out next time I'm in NY.

June 28th, 2006, 06:49 AM
A ship in a bottle.


September 12th, 2006, 07:39 PM
One of New York's best kept secrets is the Downtown Boathouse, a dedicated group of volunteers who run free kayaking programs for the public. Our main location is at Clinton Cove, although we have kayaking available at 72nd and Houston Streets also.

We are open Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from May through October. This is totally free, no catch, and the only requirement is that you know how to swim. Just walk on the wooden boardwalk to the left of the boathouse, make a right at the end and you're there.

For more details see link http://www.downtownboathouse.org/

September 12th, 2006, 08:06 PM
Welcome to wny, Flipper ...

As you might have guessed we like pictures here ;)

Any encouragement you can give to your fellow kayakers to post pics of their adventures on wny will be greatly appreciated.

We even have a couple of existing threads (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/search.php?searchid=254713)

September 13th, 2006, 12:43 AM
Transparent Canoe-Kayak (http://www.onecoolhunt.com/2006/08/01/transparent-canoe-kayak/)


The Transparent Canoe-Kayak (http://www.hammacher.com/publish/10343.asp?source=befree&sourceid=0041515188&AFID=BEFREE01&cm_ven=BFAST&cm_pla=41515188#)

This Canoe-Kayak hybrid has a transparent polymer hull that offers paddlers an underwater vista of aquatic wildlife and waterscapes unavailable in conventional boats. Seating two people, the sturdy canoe hull is made of the same durable material found in the cockpit canopies of supersonic fighter jets. Easy to maneuver, the wide canoe displaces a greater amount of water for more surface stability, and the paddlers sit lower to the deck, resulting in better balance. Adjustable seats allow paddlers of different heights to personalize their leg room. With a lightweight anodized aluminum frame, it can be easily stored or transported to and from the water.

January 27th, 2007, 11:50 PM
Clinton Cove (http://clintoncove.com) in twilight.

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June 13th, 2007, 11:14 AM
Clinton Cove Concert Series - Tuesday Evening Music on the Hudson (http://clintoncove.com)

These free live music performances start at 6pm; lawn seating only; bring your own picnic.

Tuesday, June 26, 6 pm - George Kilby, Jr.: Drawing from Blues and Country traditions with a New York flavor.
Tuesday, July 24, 6 pm - Odette Magritte: Energetic, upbeat Rock with roots in surf, punk, reggae and folk.
Tuesday, August 28, 6 pm - Time’s Tide: Indie Pop-Rockers with influences ranging from Slayer to the Smiths
Tuesday, September 25, 6 pm - The Lisps: An Assemblage of 21st century post-rock n’ vaudeville Auteurs

June 13th, 2007, 05:58 PM
Edward, I feel a little silly asking an admin this question, but do you want to also post these events in Events?:o

June 13th, 2007, 06:09 PM
About once a year I canoe down the Delaware River over a 3-day weekend...
The very last thing I'd want is for people to see is what I'm harboring in my canoe.http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i130/Rapunzel61/Smileys/Laugh-Chuckle/Laughing-cat-orange.gif

March 10th, 2013, 08:48 PM
DSNY is gone. Shell of Pier 97 complete and ready for...whatever.

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