ONE°15, the City’s First Public Marina in More Than 50 Years, Opens in Brooklyn Heights

While New York City is composed of islands and intersected with rivers and marine throughways within every borough, city dwellers rarely embrace any aquatic entertainment within their own backyards. ONE°15, a new marina within the Brooklyn Bridge Park public waterfront, opened this month on the banks of Brooklyn Heights and aims to remind New Yorkers of an overlooked benefit of living within a coastal city. The marina is the first of its kind to open in New York City in more than 50 years.

Located on the banks of the East River in Brooklyn, ONE°15 Brooklyn is the culmination of a $28 million redevelopment plan from Singapore-based conglomerate SUTL Enterprise designed to welcome boaters, kayakers, and recreational sailors to the New York Harbor.

“ONE°15 is proud to bring to fruition the first new marina in New York Harbor in a generation and to welcome boaters to the calmest waters in the New York Harbor,” said SUTL Enterprise chairman and CEO Arthur Tay. “We were pleased to partner with Brooklyn Bridge Park and the City of New York to develop this outstanding marina, which will revitalize recreational boating in New York City and offer a wealth of community programs.”

During the design phase of the aquatic project, the team had to work around the sub-grade R train tunnels, which extend beneath the new public esplanade and waterway. To complete the project, close collaboration was required among all design, development, and construction disciplines.

“The operational team at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina worked closely with engineers, architects, and its Singapore-based owners to maximize the usage of this iconic location, facing Lower Manhattan’s Financial District and flanked by Brooklyn Bridge and Governors Island, to accommodate the widest range of water enthusiasts,” said John Winson, general manager of ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina. “The marina will accommodate everyone, from deep-draft, oceangoing yachts to single kayakers.”

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7 Comments on "ONE°15, the City’s First Public Marina in More Than 50 Years, Opens in Brooklyn Heights"

  1. Psychological test: Come here and sit down on the floor with my questions. Why tiger can’t speak English like you?: Why whale can’t live on the road? (Water should have swan or seal for more natural)

  2. Andrew Porter | May 18, 2019 at 4:02 pm | Reply

    This is a lying press release, and you fell for it. Firsat marina has been open since 2016; second, not “first new marine in NYC in 50 years. Marine is under new management only.

    • Jack Liberman | May 19, 2019 at 7:02 pm | Reply

      Marina is not for just for Ferry stop, it’s fishing boats, yacht club, charter cruises. Also part of Marina is seafood restaurants, English or Irish pubs, Italian restaurants or Mediterranean food stalls, can be included tourist oriented gift shops, or small shopping mall, place for entertainment.
      Best example of such Marinas in Downtown of Baltimore, Downtown Manhattan South Street Seaport, Marina and Mall in WFC (Brookfield Place), Brooklyn Navy Yard (under development), Sheepshead Bay Canal Seaport, Mill Basin Private Marina, Geritzen Beach/Knapp Street marina in Brooklyn. Many seaside towns in New England, Long Island, New Jersey Shore, Cape Cod. Intracoastal Waterways ports (from Maine to Florida and Mexican Gulf), California Golden Coast. These are best marinas and seaports.

  3. Jack Liberman | May 19, 2019 at 6:48 pm | Reply

    Nice Marina, looks like Brooklyn version of South Street Seaport, except it’s Missing the Mall there. First in Brooklyn since Sheepshead Bay Canal Seaport.

  4. Jack Liberman | May 19, 2019 at 7:06 pm | Reply

    Looks like have a space for historical boats, big luxury motoryachts, a new place for competition with South Street Seaport???

  5. Only $5,000 to park your kayak!

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