Green Drinks at Pier 66 Maritime
Join Green Drinks NYC at the fabulous outdoor Pier 66 Maritime venue on the water for the last outdoor event of the fall/ winter!
Forecast to be a beautiful warm-ish night!
Pier 66 has an open grill to get warm yummy food and cold beers. Casual networking in an incredible spot with the setting sun...
1-minute pitches (yes better sound!), free giveaways, 360 networking, great people and FUN!
Pictures of the Venue here : http://www.pier66maritime.com/gallery/photogallery.html
Ticket sales end NOON day of event.
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Come have a drink with us!
Take M23 crosstown bus west to Chelsea Piers which is the last stop and walk 3 blocks or 3 piers north You can catch the M23 from C/E lines on 8th Ave, the 1/9 lines on 7th, the F and Path Trains on 6th, the N/R on Broadway, or the 5,6 over on the east side.
Take bike-way in the Hudson River Park to Pier 66
Car or Taxi:
Exit Westside Highway on W26th Street
Closest Parking Garage is in The Chelsea Piers Sporting Complex
Please note that drop off of passengers in the Hudson River Park is PROHIBITED
What is Pier 66 Maritime?
Pier 66 Maritime is a former car float (railroad barge) that is now used as a public access pier at the foot of West 26th Street in Hudson River Park on the west side of Manhattan.
Original use: Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad car float.
Current use: Public access facility, home to two historic vessels, water taxi, kayaking, and historic exhibits.
Dimensions: 326' x 40' x 10'6''
Displacement: 1,024 tons.
Construction: Welded steel
Speed: 0 knots
Originally built for the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad, later known as the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, this historic car float was just like hundreds that were used to carry railroad cars from New Jersey to New York City. Pier 66 Maritime is located at one of the few remaining float bridges that were used to receive these barges. The float bridges rode up and down with the tides so as to always match the height of the surface of the barge.
How did it get there?
Pier 66 Maritime, a former car float, was purchased from a shipyard in Staten Island. After several weeks work in the yard (the deck was mostly gone) it was towed by a single large tugboat to its original location at Pier 63. On the way, the tug had to run off for another job and left John & his crew floating in the Kill Van Kull for several hours before coming back to finish the job.
Evntually, the barge was floated into location and ramp was attached to the cement bulkhead. The barge was then slowly pulled away from the bulkhead until the other end of the ramp was perfect and dropped in position into a precut notch. At that time, four giant spuds (large lengths of 16" diameter pipe), contained within "spud wells", two at each end of the barge, were cut loose and allowed to drop to the river bottom, thus anchoring the barge in position.
Within days the barge was open (although there were several places that still lacked decking). The lightship Frying Pan came in and tied up at the north-west end. In time bathrooms were installed, a stage and large tent was added, and a tiki-hut bar was erected.
In 2006 the barge moved again, again with the help of a single tug. The spuds were raised with the help of a crane, and she was underway. It was a short trip this time, just 3 blocks north. Once gently pushed into position at the end of Pier 66A, the spuds were again lowered. The same tug then moved Frying Pan into its new position, on the south side of the barge.
Today, no one would recognize the original barge, now the gem of Hudson River Park at the foot of West 26th Street.
Pier 66 Maritime (View)
Pier 66 A at West 26th Street / Hudson River Park
New York, NY 10011