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 have allowed their concession located at Dyckman Marina to operate as a nightclub and concert venue. 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 has been often ignored since the concession opened in 2012. There has been 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 document this inequitable treatment by government agencies and the problems it has caused.
The goal of the Coalition is 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. These are the approved uses that are consistent with restoring this amazing piece of waterfront and making it accessible for all to enjoy. They will generate the many benefits often credited to the concession without any of the negative impacts documented over the past six summers.
Treating the symptoms but not the cause is not acceptable. The unapproved uses of Nightclub and Concert Venue, which through their affiliated late-night noise, massive capacity, gridlock-inducing traffic, rogue valet parking, controlled access, public safety and other concerns have created major problems for the area, must end.
Please click on the detailed articles in the “In Depth” section on this page for more explanation on the specific broken promises, inequitable non-enforcement of the law and the lack of attention by Parks and other officials.
The Coalition to Restore Dyckman Marina needs your support. Please send an email to email@example.com to register your support and be kept informed of future developments. We welcome support from individuals, co-op boards, tenant associations, community groups and business owners.
As the summer 2017 season continues, please check this site for the latest news; the detailed posts on each topic are continually updated as new information comes to light. Please also leave comments on these pages and be sure to contact the officials on the Contacts page with your concerns.