KAYAKING RETURNS THIS WEEKEND AFTER SANDY-DAMAGED DOCK IS REPAIRED

A dock in the Hudson River at 72nd street that was damaged during Hurricane Sandy has been repaired, and the city and Downtown Boathouse are reopening free kayaking to the pubic starting this Sunday.

The Riverside Park Conservancy hasn’t listed kayaking on its website yet, but this is what the listing has said in the past: “Join the Downtown Boathouse for 20-minute instructional paddles, and explore the Hudson River first-hand. Please wear a bathing suit or shorts and a t-shirt, and know how to swim.”

The dock, as we reported a few months ago, was destroyed in the hurricane. From 1995 to 2012, more than a quarter-million people had kayaked from the dock.

Photo via NYC Parks.

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    1. Scooter Stan says:

      Hitherto unreliable sources report that the damaged dock was another source of UWS controversy.

      Some wanted the repaired dock to be made of a strong substantial wood — Hickory.

      Others argued for ordinary serviceable aluminum.

      The two sides could not agree and the dispute resulted in protracted dickering.

      Thus the dock’s unofficial name: ………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………….
      THE HICKORY-DICKERY-DOCK !!

      🙂

    2. Is the water clean enough these days? Just heard about a month ago about a sewage spill somewhere in the northern part of the Hudson.
      Would like to know just in case of a capsize.