News & how you can make something great happen
In 2018, PortSide NewYork will make a great leap forward in fulfilling our vision of creating a dynamic, year-round maritime center for you!
The week before Thanksgiving 2017, the President of the NYC EDC visited PortSide and offered us a framework to finally get the building space that the EDC promised us years ago after we responded to their 2007 RFP. He asked us to do a new business plan, due by July, 2018, and we will want to start build-out right away.
The space is next to our ship MARY A. WHALEN inside the Pier 11 warehouse in Atlantic Basin, Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Please look at this powerpoint for an overview of our goals, history, and this space.
Having building space will FINALLY create the real PortSide NewYork that we have long planned. This will make PortSide a year-round facility where we can expand programs and services and become a more powerful asset for Red Hook and our harbor community. PortSide programs and service inside a building will be an amenity to users of the Red Hook NYC Ferry dock and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.
In early 2018, we will start outreach to our community ashore and afloat to hear what programs and services you want. Much has changed in Red Hook, in Brooklyn and in the harbor since our 2005 business plan and our 2007 response to the RFP for this space, so we want to hear from you!
Please get involved to help make this happen.
How you can help
Can you help run a fundraiser?
Tell us what kinds of programs and services you want to see us provide. Send an email to email@example.com.
Can you make program renderings to use for outreach like this and for presentations at public meetings? We'll need those asap.
Can you do outreach (analog and digital)? Red Hook likes outreach face to face and via flyers in store windows. We have stakeholders around NYC and harbor to contact, and we'll need people to help with all that.
We need an architect to go over the building code, the current conditions of the site, and to suggest how to fit the ideas into space.
We will need contractors and people with trade skills to rehab the space.
This list may grow! Those are some starter ideas! #GetOnBoard!
Help us make a great PortSide NewYork that sets a new standard for how to revitalize urban waterways! Help us create a place that all sorts of people want to visit, multiple times, whether it is to learn, have fun, get away, find a job and see and get on boats!
Thanks for your involvement!