I think this would be pretty cool. One of many proposals vying for the big Newtown Creek pollution pay-out is a Greenpoint Boathouse. The plan, from Community Board 1 member Dewey Thompson (WASP!), would see a fully functioning public storage facility for non-motorized craft… So, yeah, one could actually say, “I’m going for a bit of punting on the Newtown,” which would be awesome.
The plan would see a boathouse occupy the ground floor of the Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center at the end of Manhattan Avenue, along with an esplanade connecting the Newtown Creek with a waterfront path going all the way to the South Williamsburg riverfront—which would also be really cool. So, because I’m like a small child when it comes to cool suggestions for public space infrastructure, I say MAKE THIS ONE!!1!