Restore Dyckman Marina

2015 Event Tracker – July

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 “We’ve directed La Marina to reduce the number of large-scale events”

  David Cerron, Chief Accountant, Parks & Recreation

At the May 2015 Community Board parks committee meeting, a representative from the Parks Dept. made half-hearted gurgling noises that maybe, just maybe the Dyckman Marina concession was causing some issues for the neighborhood with their nonstop massive parties and concerts, and well, gosh, perhaps there should not be quite so many of them.  After all, when the prior concession was shut down at the end of 2006, the New York Times had noted:

The Parks Department said that it planned to solicit proposals for a new concession at the site, and that it would ensure an end to the late-night parties.

Obviously that did not happen. But after three years of constant bad press and community complaints and even a shooting Parks evidently noticed they had to do something.  And so at that May 2015 meeting they stated they were “directing the concession to reduce the number of large-scale events”.

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Typical weeknight DJs in addition to the below weekend events

Note that this is not addressing the typical DJ’s or salsa bands in the lounge on weeknights who generally are not run by outside promoters and do not require cover charges or tickets.  Those are also not allowed unless given express permission by Parks (when they use amplified music), but at least are more consistent with a normal restaurant and bar in the summertime.  And Parks has granted approval for such.  But clearly the large events in the beach and lounge that were heavily promoted, drew large crowds and created a great deal of noise were a different matter that required attention.

Parks did not give further details at the meeting as to how exactly they would limit La Marina – what size, dates, times, formats, etc would be acceptable?  How many such events?   As of July 2015 Parks would still not answer these questions – they told the Community Board that they needed to “consult legal”.   But from conversations with other community representatives it appears that Parks has limited La Marina to 15 “large special events”, which they unilaterally (and comically) defined as events with more than 1,000 people.

everydaypeopleparty

Nothing to see here, move along. (7/11/15)

Here’s the catch though; since La Marina rarely files for permits for more than 1000 people (their permits typically are filed for 1000 or less attendees), and does not provide counts of actual attendance after the fact, this is a meaningless restriction. These four pages list all of the events held in 2015.  Parks has informed neighborhood residents that only five of these have exceeded 1,000 people, so therefore there is no problem.  Clearly this is fiction piled upon absurdity.

Isn’t it great for public officials to be able to tell the public one thing, and then do the exact opposite?  Or to live in a world where 999 is a small number but 1,001 is not?   Or where quality of life issues are treated like rollover minutes and if one big event gets cool weather or rain, you get to hold another?

Again, none of these large promoted events with outdoor amplified music and non-restaurant attendance should be happening.  Not one.  It is against the contract and it is inequitable to Inwood.  The meaningless limitations “imposed” by Parks are no way to solve the problems these events cause.  Restore Dyckman Marina to its intended uses as a restaurant and marina and remove the nightclub/concert venue operations and the problems will cease.


CLICK HERE FOR MAY / JUNE 2015 EVENT LISTINGS


July 1, 2015 – La Marina Wednesdays

Hours – unknown
Attendance – unknown
Ticketed – unknown
Amplified music – yes, DJ
Promoter – Black Empire, Primetimemd, others

July 3, 2015 – Independence Day DJ Beach Party

Hours – 5 pm – 1 am
Attendance – unknown
Ticketed – cover charge after 8 pm
Amplified music – yes, DJ
Promoter – unknown
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July 4, 2015 – Turntables on the Hudson

Hours – 1 pm – 8 pm
Attendance – unknown
Ticketed – no, but uses a guest list if they fill
Amplified music – yes, DJ
Promoter – Nickodemus

July 4, 2015 – Independence Island (DJ Suss One)

Hours – 8 pm – 1 am
Attendance – unknown
Ticketed – must call promoters, but some websites have $20 advance$50 for VIP, $2,275 for eight+cabana
Amplified music – yes, DJ and live
Promoter – Infamous Entertainment, Restless Media Group, Party Host, Perk Entertainment

July 5, 2015 – Day & Night Beach Club

Hours – 12 pm – 6 pm
Attendance – unknown
Ticketed – RSVP to promoter
Amplified music – yes, DJ
Promoter – Dual Groupe
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July 5th, 2015 – Independence Weekend / SolRepublik Beach Club

Hours – 5 pm – 1 am
Attendance – unknown
Ticketed – $20-30 cover, ladies free before 7.
Amplified music – yes, DJ
Promoter – DemBoyz Marketing Group, others

 July 11, 2015 – Everyday People Brunch
Hours -12 pm  – 4 pm
Attendance – reported to have “reached capacity”
Ticketed – $10 cover for men, ladies free (but “doorman’s discretion”)
Amplified music – yes, DJ and live
Promoter – Saada, Roble, Jason Hurt, Maine, Cass, Mae & Chase

Day party fun! #lamarina #beach #everdaypeoplebrunch #nyc #dayparty

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DJ View #everydaypplnyc #fomo #lamarina

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Just another day at the beach in nyc with #everdaypeoplebrunch #funtimes #beachparty #nyc #lamarina

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#EverydaypplUptown #lamarina #MyBoo

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July 11, 2015 – Turntables on the Hudson

Hours – 1 pm – 8 pm
Attendance – unknown
Ticketed – no, but uses a guest list if they fill
Amplified music – yes, DJ
Promoter – Nickodemus
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July 12, 2015 – Day & Night Beach Club

Hours – 12 pm – 6 pm
Attendance – unknown
Ticketed – RSVP to promoter
Amplified music – yes

Promoter – Dual Groupe


July 18, 2015 – Reggae on the Hudson

Hours – 4 pm – 1 am
Attendance – unknown
Ticketed – no
Amplified music – yes, DJ
Promoter – unknown
reggae jul17

July 19, 2015 – Turntables on the Hudson

Hours – 1 pm – 8 pm
Attendance – unknown
Ticketed – no, but uses a guest list if they fill
Amplified music – yes, DJ
Promoter – Nickodemus

July 18, 2015 – Cribs 10th Anniversary

 https://www.ticketgateway.com/index.php/event/view/purple-reign
Hours – 1 pm – 11 pm
Attendance – unknown
Ticketed – yes, $45-55.  Online sales.
Amplified music – yes, DJ

July 19, 2015 – Colombian Independence Day / SolRepublik Beach Club

Hours – 3 pm – 1 am
Attendance – sold out, according to promoters on Twitter
Ticketed – $20-30 cover, ladies free before 7.
Amplified music – yes, DJ
Promoter – Fully Equipped Ent, ShowtimeNY, others

July 24, 2015 – Reggae on the Hudson

Hours – 4 pm to midnight
Attendance – unknown
Ticketed – unknown, RSVP to promoter
Amplified music – yes, DJ and live band
Promoter – Vicrae, Restless Media LLC

July 25, 2015 – Beach Beats

Hours – 5 pm – 1 am
Attendance – unknown
Ticketed – cover charge after 7 pm
Amplified music – yes, DJ
Promoter – Demboyz, Partyhaus, TPE

#lamarina #lamarinanyc

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July 25, 2015 – Armand Pena

Hours – 8 pm – 1 am
Attendance – unknown
Ticketed – must RSVP to promoter
Amplified music – yes, DJ
Promoter – unknown
jul 25 26 armand listing

July 26, 2015 – SolRepublik Beach Club

Hours – 5 pm – 1 am
Attendance – unknown
Amplified music – yes, Live and DJ (note videos below all taken after 10 pm noise cutoff)
Promoter – Fully Equipped Ent, ShowtimeNY, others


Still at it #lamarina #haaaaannnnnnn

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Work in the morning tho #Lamarina #uptown #aviatorgang #sundayfunday

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La vida se hizo pa gozar y ma na! #Lamarina #aviatorgang #catchmeifyoucan

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July 26, 2015 – Armand Pena

Hours – 8 pm – 1 am
Attendance – unknown
Ticketed – must RSVP to promoter
Amplified music – yes, DJ
Promoter – unknown
jul25 armand pena

July 31, 2015 – Reggae on the Hudson

Hours – 4 pm to midnight
Attendance – unknown
Ticketed – unknown, RSVP to promoter
Amplified music – yes, DJ and live band
Promoter – Vicrae, Restless Media LLC
july 31 reggae

CLICK HERE FOR AUGUST 2015 EVENT LISTINGS

CLICK HERE FOR SEPTEMBER 2015 EVENT LISTINGS


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