Yonkers Awarded $350,000 for New Boat Dock at Downtown City Pier

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Funding Awarded by NYS Regional Economic Development Council Will Support Growing Demand for Excursions, Dinner Cruises and Commuter Ferry Service

Yonkers Downton Waterfront Pier

YONKERS, NY – December 23, 2019 – The City of Yonkers will receive $350,000 for the construction of a new floating boat dock along the Yonkers Downtown Waterfront through New York State’s latest round of Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) awards, Mayor Mike Spano announced today.

“This is an exciting project that will meet the increasing demand for waterborne tourism and transportation by expanding boat access to Yonkers’ growing Downtown Waterfront area,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “It’s another example of how we are utilizing our location and natural assets to establish waterfront amenities that attract new residents and visitors, foster transit-oriented development, and solidify Yonkers as a regional destination.”

The new floating dock will be constructed on the north side of the 1901 two-story City Pier, located in the Downtown Waterfront district, and will supplement boat access at the existing dock on the Pier’s south side which has emerged as a popular maritime destination for excursion and educational vessels and Hudson River cruise ships.  The dock will foster the introduction of dinner cruise operators and is anticipated to become one of the home ports for the Henry Hudson’s replica ship, the Half Moon, upon its return to the Hudson Valley from the Netherlands. The dock is also envisioned to support future commuter ferry service between Yonkers and Manhattan.

“I thank Governor Cuomo and the REDC for their continued support through this competitive grant program which has yielded millions of dollars in investment in economic development projects throughout Yonkers,” said Mayor Spano.

The REDC funding awarded to Yonkers will leverage $1.1 million in City capital funds already approved for the project.


SOURCE: Christina Gilmartin | Communications Director | Office of the Mayor


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Comments 14

  1. They need to invest in public bathrooms and they need to keep it clean and safe. Otherwise homeless people will dedicate in front of the waterfront restaurants.

  2. Yonkers pays 3/4 of the total price and NYS pays just 25%. Why are we giving credit to Cuomo or NYS? By the time it’s finished Yonkers will probably pay 95% of the cost. And when were the Yonkers Capital funds approved for this nonsense? The whole thing stinks just like everything in Spano’s Yonkers

    1. No just realistic SpaNO Troll. That Pier has been one great scam way back to Spencer days. Amicone handed it over to a private vendor, what rent did he pay?

      Will even 2,000 people use it? (That’s 1% of Yonkers Population) Everyone uses the Roads and they have never been so bad and that’s all SpaNO’s fault. The buck stops with him.
      Piers are for the 1% and not for the average homeowner that pays all the taxes.

      On a positive note, I saw the YPS garbage truck (yes never had one of them till SpaNO, took over) and despite it not being a school day it was doing a “ghost” round driving around the city empty, but burning gas none the less. Even this little display shows me how bad the city is really run.
      It wouldn’t bring Yonkers up at my Christmas dinner. It’s not that important.

  3. The pier itself is a mess and needs repairs. It is embarrassing to have passengers and guests have to walk through there. None of the current docking access has services like electrical or water either, which are real draws/necessities for vessels that one would want to attract to the area. Why add more space when the current docks are so poorly managed?

  4. There are potholes everywhere and they are building a dock, for whom, the seagulls and pigeons ???? What a joke, they all have no clue and are obsessed with the waterfront since Spender. Followed by Amicon and now SpaNUT’s.
    It will never be Brooklyn, no matter what they do.

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