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February 4, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD
At the Battery Park City subcommittee of the CB1 tonight, at the very end, the most important news of the entire meetings was whispered out by George Calderaro. BatteryPark.TV asked him to repeat it more loudly.
The CB1 claims that U.S. House of Representatives member Jerrold Nadler has written to the Captain of the Port of New York Harbor, Gordon Loebl of the U.S. Coast Guard, to find a common sense solution to the ferry boat horn nuisance. This is a crucial development.
Previously, other attempts at communicating with the Coast Guard have resulted in reply letters stating that the maritime law could not be altered. BatteryPark.TV then notified Mr. Nadler directly, during the September 24th, 2013, CB1 meeting held at the Jewish Memorial. At the October 22nd CB1 meeting, Rep. Nadler’s staffer spoke out in public about the ferry boat problem. Mr. Nadler seems to be keeping his promise to try to help.
Recall, last year an obscure law was suddenly enforced requiring the hundreds of ferry boats per day traversing the Hudson River to honk their loud horns thrice before docking at the Vesey Street slip. After BP.TV reported, the story was covered by The New Yorker magazine and New York Times.