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Road Runners Defend Plans to Use BPC as Race Staging Area

The Road Runners would use northern Battery Park City as a staging area

The Tribeca Trib reports The Community Board 1 met with executives from the Road Runners Group, who were defending their plan to use Northern Battery Park City as a staging area for the famed Half Marathon, which will take place Sunday, March 20th. BPC residents vehemently oppose this plan, even though the Road Runners have permits.

As previously reported, Chambers Street and River Terrace would be used to lead the 10,000 runners from the finish line on West Street to the massive reception area at North Cove. North End Avenue, which is two-way and runs north and south, will be partially closed for TV trucks, generators and medical tents. Parking spaces will be occupied by portable toilets on other streets that are not closed to traffic.

Residents are also worried about partition walls and other disruptions. Road Runners Senior VP Peter Ciaccia said at the February 23rd meeting that “it was never the Road Runners intention to bypass planning and not include the community board.” However, since the 13-mile race runs through multiple locations, and therefore, multiple community boards, the group did not need to receive permission from individual neighborhoods. Ciaccia also claimed that he was unaware of the displeasure within the Battery Park City residents regarding the Half Marathon. He also offered to facilitate a post-race meeting to discuss any issues that are a result of this year’s race.

The Road Runners will meet with the Battery Park City Committee again today. What is your opinion of the set up plan for the Half Marathon?

North Cove Marina Hosts Radio-Controlled Sailboats

Remote controlled sailboats sail in the harbor

Just because the warm boating weather is gone and the yachts have migrated South for the cold season doesn’t mean that North Cove Marina has to languish as an unused dead zone in winter! On Saturdays and Sundays, the marina is transformed into a mini race course for 10 radio-controlled Laser sailboats. The marina is open to the public at a cost of $5 per hour, which pays for batteries. A $20 security deposit is required, but then refunded at day’s end. Sessions are determined by demand.

Interested “boaters” are urged to make an advance reservation in order to confirm a boat. If you do not make a reservation, boats will be available to you on standby.

Details are as follows: Upon arrival at North Cove, people should check in at the Dock Master booth, located on Dock H and access an RC Laser from the Laser Guru after filling out a form and submitting a deposit. There is also a Race Guru in charge of competitive boating. Race results will be recorded.

Do you plan to visit the North Cove Marina to operate a radio-controlled boat?