The Coalition to Restore Dyckman Marina (CRDM) is composed of residents and community groups from the Inwood & Washington Heights area of Manhattan. We are concerned about the many issues created by the Department of Parks and Recreation in how they allowed their concession located at Dyckman Marina to operate as a nightclub and concert venue from 2012-2018. Years of effort went into crafting a concession agreement that worked for both Parks and the neighborhood for an open-access restaurant and cafe; this agreement was formally approved by the requisite oversight agencies but was all but ignored after the concession opened in 2012. Until 2018 there was almost no enforcement of the many violations of the written contract by Parks or any other New York City agency.
The files on this site documented this inequitable treatment by government agencies and the resulting problems.
The original goal of the Coalition was to restore the concession to its original intent, a full-service Restaurant and Marina, as per the 2009 License Agreements, the approved Site Plan and the public architectural renderings presented to various agencies.
As of September 2019 the site has finally been partitioned to restore the defunct marina to public use as a NYC Parks-operated facility, and the restaurant concession has emerged from bankruptcy court under new ownership as The Hudson. Per the court settlement, there are strict stipulations to ensure it operates as a family-friendly restaurant and not a massive nightlife concert venue. It will open for its first full season in 2020, operating under a yet-to-be-released amendment of the original 15 year concession license.
We will continue to monitor the situation and the use of this wonderful neighborhood asset in Upper Manhattan to ensure there is no corruption or abuse of the facility as in years past. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to register your support and be kept informed of future developments. We welcome support from individuals, co-op boards, tenant associations, community groups and local business owners.