Press, Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

2013 White House award “Champions of Change” for our hurricane Sandy recovery work

2013 President Carolina Salguero received a National Maritime Historical Society "New York Harbor Historic Ship Steward Award of Excellence" 

2013 NYS Senate honors for Sandy recovery work. Resolution, sponsored by Senator Velmanette Montgomery, co-sponsored by Senator Daniel Squadron

2013 Appointed by Governor Cuomo's office to Red Hook's NY Rising committee, a statewide program to make communities more resilient.

2014 Appointed by Councilman Carlos Menchaca to the Sunset Park Task Force to advise the NYC Economic Development Corporation about development plans for the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. 

2017 Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez presented PortSide with a Congressional Record citing the importance of the ship MARY A. WHALEN and PortSide programs.


Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Floating museums and 19th-century storehouses: The Red Hook I cherish (5/29/19)

Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Red Hook merchants blast UPS’s sudden demolition of historic factory (5/28/19)

Gothamist - UPS Shocks Red Hook Preservationists By Demolishing Iconic Waterfront Factory On Eve Of Memorial Day Weekend (5/27/19)

Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Demolished! UPS ignores preservationists’ plea, begins bulldozing Red Hook factory (5/24/19)

Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Red Hook activists fight to save historic factory from UPS demolition (5/23/19)

The Red Hook Star Review - The Hidden Histories of the Mary A. Whalen  (archived copy - p 18) (6/4/18)

New12 Brooklyn - Public Art Project Shows Conversations with Water (10/29/17)

Hyperallergic - Using AI to Pull Memories from Red Hook’s Waters (10/24/17)

Bric TV PortSide - New York Explores Red Hook's Maritime History | BK Stories  (7/19/17)

The Wall Street Journal - The Electricity of Car-Racing Heads to Brooklyn (7/13/2017)

Curbed New York - After one month, NYC's new ferry service proves popular enough to inspire long waits (5/30/17)

DNAinfo -Past and Present of Red Hook Explored in New Website (10/27/16)

WNYC - Inspired by Mariners on 9/11, One Photographer Found a Passion (9/9/16)

NY1 - Local Trade Unions Participate in Day of Service for City Nonprofits (4/16/16)

NY1 - Barco antiguo ancla su historia en las aguas neoyorquinas (10/7/15)

NewYorker - POW! PortSide Weekend (8/15)

NY1 - Oil Tanker Keeps Maritime History Afloat in Red Hook (8/13/15)

DNAInfo Music and Tours Coming to Historic Red Hook Tanker 7/27/15

DNAInfo Queen Mary 2 Sails into New York For Cunard's 175th Anniversary, 7/14/15

DNAInfo Historic Tanker Finds New Home in Red Hook, 5/27/15

The Brooklyn Paper, Re-berth: Historic boat gets second shot at Red Hook home, 8/17/15

DNAInfo Queen Mary 2 Sails into New York For Cunard's 175th Anniversary, 7/14/15

DNAInfo Historic Tanker Finds New Home in Red Hook, 5/27/15

DNAinfo Decorate Your Place with Vintage Marine Gear 7/21/14

DNAinfo Loans, Solar-powered light, Relief Centers Proposed for Red Hook Resiliency 3/8/14

DNAinfo Red Hook Nonprofit Seeks Donations to Restore Historic Tanker's Kitchen 12/10/13

Fox Latino News  Superstorm Sandy's Unsung Hero: Oil Tanker Mary A. Whalen 10/27/13

Brooklyn Daily Eagle  Boaters want to help landlubbers survive the next storm 10/17/13 

BBC Voices of Red Hook, New York City 10/14/13

New York Observer The Mary A. Whalen Celebrates 75 Years 5/29/13

Brooklyn Paper Boat’s B-day Bash 5/29/13

MarineLink N.Y. Open House for Tanker's 75th Birthday 5/17/13

FEMA "Winners of White House "Champions of Change" for Sandy recovery 4/25/13 

DNAinfo Red Hook Gathering Marks Six Months Since Sandy 4/24/13

DNAinfo PortSide Finding Lawyers to Help Red Hook (Sandy) 11/22/12

DNAinfo Heat and Power to Those Without (Sandy) 11/22/12

WNYC Brian Lehrer Show After Sandy: Red Hook 12/7/12

BRICArts Brooklyn Independent TV Brooklyn Storms Back  12/7/12

Canadian Broadcasting Company Tracking Sandy 10/30/12 

Time Out NY NYC's cutest animals 7-3-12

BBC Worldwide Revival of NY's Waterfront 6-28-12

New York TimesNo City for Old Ships 4-21-12

Brooklyn Eagle PortSide Steps up Efforts 4-18-12

Time Out NY Where to volunteer: Environment       4-18-12

Eyewitness News Oil tanker seeks new home 3-27-12

Brooklyn Eagle Editorial The Sea Beckons 2-29-12

Brooklyn Eagle Historic Tanker Seeks New Home 2-28-12

Brooklyn Eagle Maritime Cultural Group Threatened 2-20-12

New Yorker 9/11 Tributes 9-12-11

Wall Street Journal 911: Honoring with Art 9-8-11

Maritime Executive Social Media, It's Not Just Personal 7-8/11

Red Hook Star Revue Her Vision For the Future Builds on Our Past 7/11

Brooklyn Paper State: Old Red Hook barge is history 6/25/11

Courier Red Hook tanker is history 6/24/11

NY1 Retired Oil Tanker Fuels Interest Along Brooklyn Waterfront 6/17/11

Capital Link Shipping Weekly Markets Report The Old and the New Shrouded in the mists of history 6/13/11

Time Out Neighborhood Guide to Red Hook 9/20/10

NY1 Rare Ship Docks In Red Hook 8/20/10

Professional Mariner Retired tanker at center of NY waterfront plans 8/19/10

New York Times A Veteran of the Seas, With a Crew Full of Actors 8/17/10

New York Times A Retired Tanker, a Home and a Summertime Stage 8/16/10

New York Times City of Water Day Festival 7/22/10

New York Times Farewell to a Tugboat Bard 6/23/10

New York Times Barges, Biding Time 8/7/09

Professional Mariner Historic collisions & the law–Part 3 6/23/09

BCAT TV"Neighborhood Beat" PortSide profile 5/13/09

Brooklyn Paper Culture has docked in Red Hook 3/24/09

Brooklyn Eagle Like a Phoenix, Red Hook Piers To Rise  3/17/09

Brooklyn Paper Tanker full speed ahead 3/09/09

Brooklyn Eagle City Drastically Revises Red Hook Waterfront Plans 1/6/09

Brooklyn Paper City Scolded on Im-port-ant Plan 1/6/09

Brooklyn Paper Letters A Broadside for PortSide   1/22/09

Brooklyn Eagle Operation Christmas Cheer Now In Its Fifth Year 12/23/2008

The New Yorker "Above and Beyond"  12/3/07

Brooklyn Paper ‘Grave’ event 11/24/07

Downtown Express Boat Lovers Say City Plan Abandons Ship 10/26/07

Metro New Waterfront Designs 10/24/07

BCAT TV Brooklyn Review Episode 161 9/24/07

Daily News Stevedores among their piers in opera 9/11/07

New York Times Don't Rock the Boat, Opera in Progress  9/8/07

New York Times slideshow 9/8/07

Christian Science Monitor Opera Hires Ship 9/6/07

Daily News Puccini Opera staged  9/6/07

Metro La Scala in Red Hook 9/6/07

Daily News Opera on a Tanker  6/27/07

Carroll Gardens Courier Opera for the People 6/21/07

Brooklyn Paper Cruise ship site a party flop  6/30/07

NY Sun Artists Stand Ground as Waterfront Changes 6/29/07

The Courier Maritime history snatched from the trash 3/5/07

Brooklyn Paper Extreme Makeover: Boat edition  2/24/07

NY Sun Red Hook's Revitalization Could Soon Take Sail  5/3/07

Brooklyn Paper Mickey Mouse Plan  12/21/06

Brooklyn Paper Kayakers cry ‘No Parking’  9/23/06

BCAT TV Reporter Roundtable Episode 155:  Red Hook 6/17/06 

Time Out 10 more ways to get Hooked

New York Times Forgotten By All but a Ship of Elves 12/16/05

Marine News Tanks for the Memories  9/05



NYC Ferry blog PortSide NewYork's Sunset TankerTime 6/11/17

NYC Ferry blog TankerTours of SHIP MARY A. WHALEN 6/2/17

Pioneer Works Maritime Messaging: Red Hook: Katherine Behar Summer 2017

Liveboat USA QM2 Cunard 175 flotilla rendezvous. (images) 5/15

Old Salt Blog PortSide is White House "Champion of Change" 4/24/13

Carroll Gardens Patch PortSide NewYork Honored by White House 4/23/13

Manhattan User's Guide Marys of Manhattan 08/10/11

Cooking Channel Blog Seafood Dinners Aboard the Historic Mary A. Whalen 6/29/11

Tugster Figuring Out by Doing 06/14/11

Old Salt Blog Barquentine Gazela Arrives in NY Harbor 8/19/10

Word on Columbia Street Blog Upcoming PortSide programs 8/18/10

Bococa Land Tall Ship Gazela Docks in Red Hook Today 8/17/10

Sea Fever Celebrating our maritime heritage at PortSide New York 8/17/10

Bluegrass in New York Two Man Gentlemen Band aboard the Mary Whalen 8/16/10

Bay Ridge Journal PortSide Events at Pier 11 in August 8/14/10

Underwater New York City of Water Day Story Tank 8/11/10

A View From the Hook 10 Days Left of PortSide at Atlantic Basin 8/12/10

Found in Brooklyn Wednesday Night Flick On Tanker 8/8/10

Brooklyn Based On a Boat! 8/9/2010

Norway The Official Site in the United States Water Stores With Lars Nilsen 8/4/10

A View From The Hook PortSide New York - "City of Water Day" 7/23/10

Freebird Books and Goods Mary Whalen 7/22/10

Industry NYC The revival of a waterfront-Welcome to Brooklyn’s New Shipping Hub 5/12/10

gCaptain Maritime Monday Re-Purposed Tanker Mary Whalen Enjoys Second Life 2/16/10

Honoring Dutch Vessels 9/3/09

A Flotilla to Celebrate Quadricentennial of Henry Hudson's Voyage 9/8/09

Word on Columbia Street Going Dutch: Dutch ships on the BK waterfront 9/7/09

Frogma Speaker Series at Waterfront Museum 7/29/09

Bowsprite blog happy 70th birthday, Mary Whalen!  12/7/08

Brooklynite on the Ice 613 Tons of Homelessness 2/20/08

Tugster Mary Whalen Moves Part I and Part II 2/20/08

Lost City Christmas on the Open Sea 12/25/07

Tugster Operation Christmas Cheer 12/25/07

Roosevelt Islander Operation Christmas Cheer 12/20/07

Gowanus Lounge Brooklyn Gift Guide 12/13/07

Gowanus Lounge Whalen moves to Navy Yard: Gabriel Cohen Kickoff Event 11/17/07  

Newyorkology 'Graving Dock' launch party set for Brooklyn Navy Yard 11/15/07

Tugster Diva 9/18/07

Tugster Red Hook Opera 8/7/07

NewyorkologyHidden harbor tour: big ships, tugs and decay 7/18/2007

Brooklynite on the Ice The Ballad of the Mary Whalen   5/27/07

MWA Waterwire New Life for the Mary A. Whalen   3/27/07

Gowanus Lounge Group Suggests That PlaNYC 2030 "Misses the Boat"  3/19/07

QueensWest discussion board Waterborne Transportation  3/17/07

Lex’s Folly Mary Whalen  2/8/07

Gowanus Lounge Underneath 613-Ton Ship: VisIting Whalen in Drydock  1/29/07 Brookvid: trip to bottom of Navy Yard Drydock

Gowanus Lounge PortSide’s Mary Whalen in Drydock 1/23/07

Stefan Falke’s Eye PortSide NewYork 1/20/07

Sail Brooklyn Red Hook Community Sailing: Get Involved 5/10/07

Tugster Second Lives 1/13/07

Gowanus Lounge Brooklyn Gift Guide 12/15/06

Society of Industrial Archeology (SIA) newsletter 12/06

NewYorkology Pre-museum Whalen towed to ship repair yard  11/28/06

Planetizen Words to Live By  9/21/06

NewYorkology On Mary Whalen for OHNY   10/7/06

ForgottenNY Open House New York Â’06  10/06

Historic Districts Council Red Hook Graving Dock Update 7/31/06

SNR summer 06 newsletter

B61 Productions PortSide New York lays out blueprint for change  5/3/05