Of course, there's nary a yacht (only old fishing boats) to be seen in the Point Yacht Club at the end of Soundview Avenue, but that doesn't mean it isn't an important piece of Bronx history. It's been around since 1914 and is apparently the oldest marina on the East River.
For more background info on the Point Yacht Club, click here to check out this New York Times piece from 2004.
It seems a storm has been brewing at the Point Yacht Club for some time now (nautical pun intended)... The marina is technically owned by the Parks Department and the Point Yacht Club leases the space from the city from month-to-month. Well, we've received work from Rev. Carmen Hernandez, a community advocate in the Soundview area and Founder/President of NYCLGBTCC (stands for New York City LGBT Chamber of Commerce), that the Parks Department has recently inspected the marina and deemed it unsafe and is threatening to close it.
There was a press conference held in support of the marina yesterday at 11am.
Do any of our readers have any additional information on the Point Yacht Club and its relationship with the Parks Department? A quick google search shows next to nothing on the marina. Comments? Additional info?
*Photo courtesy of www.bridgeandtunnelclub.com*