Aboard Zephyr in New York Harbor
By Shari Hartford
When you’re standing at the crossroads of Times Square, it is easy to forget that this wondrous city is really an island. To gain a completely different perspective this summer, view the coastline from the water.
Once again, the luxury yacht, Zephyr, will be calling an “All Aboard” from its berth at Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport. While there are several theme tour options available, the Tuesday evening (promptly at 6:30) “Beyond Sandy—Keeping the Conversation Alive” excursion is of particular note.
The two-hour sailing gives guests a birds-eye view of New York and New Jersey’s working waterfront. The emphasis is on the rebuilding that has taken place (and is continuing to take place) after the devastating storm of last fall. As many people know, the areas hardest hit were those along the shoreline and the Zephyr’s narration explains what happened, the aftermath and plans for the future.
On a sultry summer evening, the water is the place to be, so get down to the Seaport, grab a seat on the upper deck, get an ice cold beer, watch the sunset and also learn about how this great island-city bounced back.
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Shari Hartford is the former managing editor for Diversion magazine, where she wrote about travel in the northeast and cruising. She is currently a freelance writer and editor based in her hometown of New York City.