Restore Dyckman Marina


Many media articles have highlighted what was promised for the concession and, after opening, the innumerable problems with its operation, the related political scandals and the subsequent change of operators.

2006 – 2012 (Prior Concession, RFP and Construction period)


For a Shuttered Marina, Some Regret, Some Relief (NYT)

CB12 Committee Hot for Parking, Cautious on Livable Streets (Streetsblog)

CB12 Derails Greenmarket, Approves Parking Request Unanimously (Streetsblog)

Barren Marina, Once a Den of Drugs and Garbage, Gets New Life in Inwood (DNA Info)


The Dyckman Marina’s Return Could be Better than Ever (

After a long wait, work starts at Dyckman Marina (Manhattan Times)outcry

What Will the Waterfront Dining Scene Look Like in 2012? (Grubstreet)

Inwood’s Dyckman St. is battleground between residents and businesses over noise (Daily News)

Turning Upper Manhattan into a Waterfront Community (Treehugger)

Boaters Press for New Floating Dock at Dyckman Marina (DNAInfo)

Revamped Dyckman Marina Will Become New Upper Manhattan Waterfront Retreat (Inhabitat)

Huge Dyckman Marina Proposal Moves Closer to Liquor License (DNAInfo)

La Marina’s Proposed Seating Cut in Half After Community Outcry (DNAInfo)

Inwood’s waterfront restaurant gets cut in half (The Real Deal)

2012 (After opening in July)

Off the Menu – Opening (NYT)

A Beachside Getaway Just Within City Limits (Thrillist)

La Marina, New York Waterfront Restaurant and Renewal Designed by Andrew Franz Architect, Celebrates Opening (PRWeb)

Inwood bar gets liquor license renewal and residents, Community Board members are fuming (Daily News)

Drinks and Seafood on the Waterfront (WSJ)

Fans Rushing to La Marina Restaurant Spark Traffic Gridlock, Locals Say (DNA Info)traf

Eco Dock at Dyckman Marina Receives Funding (DNAInfo)

City’s 2nd Eco Dock Coming to the Hudson River (MWA)

La Marina Hookah Service Flouts Smoking Ban in City Parks (DNAInfo)

La Marina’s Herbal Hookahs Exempted from Smoking Ban, Owners Say (DNAInfo)

Pol Warns About Documenting Dyckman Street Mayhem (DNAInfo)

Dyckman St. has become too rowdy and crowded, residents complain to Councilman Robert Jackson (Daily News)

Manhattan in Name Only (WSJ)

EXPLOSIVE NEWS: Local Business La Marina Accused of Being RACIST?! (Latin Trends)

UPDATE: La Marina Owner Responds to Accusations! (Latin Trends)

Leo, Smokin’ Star (Post)

Leonardo DiCaprio Spotted at Dyckman Street Hotspot La Marina (DNA Info)parkov

Beyonce and Jay-Z toast the end of the summer (Post)

La Marina Owners Address Traffic and Overcrowding Concerns (DNAInfo)

La Marina Hurts Business, Say Other Restaurant Owners (The Bridge)

Jay-Z and Beyonce Visit Dyckman Street Hotspot La Marina (DNAInfo)

La Marina’s Rising Tide Not Lifting All Boats (The Uptowner)

Dyckman Street Feels Pinch From Growth (WSJ)

2013 (Second Season)

Inwood Hot Spot La Marina Closing for Winter (DNAInfo)

La Marina to Reopen Next Week (DNAInfo)

A Place to Be Seen (and Heard) in Upper Manhattan (NYT)

Miami Meets Manhattan (Post)nyt

Nicki Minaj, Mavado And DJ Khaled Film “Give It All To Me” Video In New York (Vibe)

Chainz and Fab Behind The Scences Footage At NYC Hot Spot ‘La Marina’ (MStarz)

Bow Wow Hooks Up with Groupie in Nightclub Bathroom After Tyra Banks Kiss? NYC’s La Marina Snitch Calls Out Rapper’s Sexual Romp on Instagram (MStarz)

Meeting by Community Board 12 seeks to strike middle ground between residents, proprietors over ongoing feud (Daily News)

Troubled La Marina Allowed to Host 1,800 People, Shocking Neighbors (DNAInfo)

Dyckman St. restaurant owners fire back at residents as tensions simmer (Daily News)

Enough Is Enough: Angry Inwood Residents Want the Noise to Stop (The Uptowner)

Inwood’s growing bar scene irks sleep-deprived residents (The Real Deal)

Sleepless Inwood Residents Mount Anti-Noise Campaign (Northattan)

Power struggle could sink celeb-friendly La Marina (Post)

Co-owner disputes can get ugly in New York, La Marina at stake (Nadel & Ciarlo)

2014 (Third Season)

Debate Over Park Eateries Is Older Than Aged Wine (NYT)

La Marina Volume Controls Should Keep DJs Quiet This Summer, Owners Say (DNAInfo)

Drivers in Washington Heights and Inwood are frustrated by local restaurateurs’ valet parking practices (Daily News)

Fabolous to perform at the Inwood hotspot he mentions in his rap song (Daily News)

2 Chainz and Fabolous to Visit La Marina July 4 Weekend, but No Nicki Minaj (DNAInfo)

Security Guard Shot in Neck at La Marina After Fight, Police Say (DNAInfo)

dna article jul14 after shootingExample of Press Clipping (DNA Info)Man Shot In The Neck At La Marina (NYC Park Advocates)

Man Shot At NYC’s La Marina Club (Hip Hop Wired)

Bouncer shot in neck at celebrity-studded NYC bar (Post)

Security guard shot in the neck during fight at La Marina in Inwood (Daily News)



French Montana Parties At La Marina In “R&B B*tches” ft. Fabolous & Wale (HipHopWired)

Noise complaints — and noise violation summonses — have spiked this year along busy corridors in Inwood and Washington Heights (Daily News)

Inwood Nightclub La Marina to Stay Open Year-Round (DNAInfo)

On the Market: La Marina Year Round and a Park Lane Preservation Effort (Observer)

Longtime Inwood Garage Jacking Up Parking Prices by $125 a Month (DNAInfo)

La Marina is One of the Parks Department’s Most Smokin’ Hot Concessions (DNAInfo)

Retired NYPD detective believes he was racially profiled during attack by fellow officers (WPIX)

2015 (Fourth Season)

Uptown Councilman Introduces Law to Ban Hookah Sales at Bars, Grocers (DNAInfo)

La Marina Security Guard Shot in Neck During Fight Sues Inwood Nightclub  (DNAInfo)val

Dyckman Street Laundromat Closing to Make Way for Another Restaurant  (DNAInfo)

Corona Electric Beach To Make Waves At La Marina (Vibe)

Youth Sailing Program Launching From Inwood’s La Marina This Weekend (DNAINfo)

Flosstradamus at La Marina (EDM Chicago)

Pol calls for liquor-license freeze to nix neighborhood rowdiness (Post)

Call to Freeze Liquor Licenses in Inwood for a Year (NYT)

Valet Parking Companies Illegally Gobbling Up Spots on Inwood Streets (DNA)

2016 (Fifth Season)

Uprising Promotions Books Outdoor Show on the NYC Waterfront (Boxing News 24)

Advocate says he funneled de Blasio donations in pay-for-play scheme (NY Post)

FBI grills woman used as front for de Blasio donations (NY Post)audi

Fernando Mateo en las patas de los caballos (Primera Plana)

Yet another case of de Blasio funny money (NY Post)

Activista dominicano usó una mujer como fachada para recaudar cuestionados fondos a campaña del alcalde (El Neuvo Diario)

A Funky Look At Crew Love’s Summer Love Party with Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb (Magnetic)

Turning brunch into a career: This former banker literally parties for a living (CNBC)

Cop gets promoted despite breaking the law with de Blasio (NY Post)

Dyckman’s deafening daily drumbeat: A local resident is sick of the noise (Daily News)

Preet Bharara expands corruption probe to Westchester (NY Post)

Astorino: Feds reviewing emails, phone calls (Lohud)

La Marina critics call for comptroller to audit celeb spot (NY Post)

Critics Accuse La Marina of Cheating City, Want Comptroller to Audit Business (Patch)

Washington Heights entrepreneurs strive for new heights in the face of gentrification (Metro)

2017 (Sixth Season)

2017 Top Promoters of the Year, Nae Sketchie and Miguel Demboyz (Source)

The World’s Coolest Day Party Is Also a Safe Space for People of Color (Vice)

Hudson Waterfront Restaurant La Marina Sued For Sexual Harassment (Eater)

Restaurant employee says boss was a creep, called her ‘retarded’: suit (NY Post)

Bartender Sues Manhattan Restaurant for Sexual Harassment and Wage Violations (Leeds Brown Law)

A Daytime Dance Party that Celebrates Black Diversity (NYT)nyacess

De Blasio donor’s shocking testimony: $100K bought me the mayor (NYP)

Sleazy de Blasio donor says he gifted Muhammad Ali ring to top cop (NYP)

De Blasio Donor Testifies, Reveals Multiple Instances of NYC Corruption (Washington Free Beacon)

Disgraced donor lays out explosive testimony in city corruption trial (Politico)

Smoking-gun testimony on City Hall corruption (NY Post)

The Mayor Sought Money, a Donor Sought Access: Both Said ‘Yes’ (NYT)

NYPD official accused of bribery wants separate trial from de Blasio donor (NY Post)

Mayor de Blasio has ‘no memory’ of shady chats with donor in pay-to-play scandal (Daily News)

Great Progressive Hope Enmeshed in Local Corruption Again (Frontpage Mag)

2018 (Seventh Season)

Tracking Graft, from the Bootlegger to the Mayor (NYT)

QUE PASA: Reggaetón star Ivy Queen headlines Red Bull festival concert (Daily News)

Inwood Party Spot La Marina Shuttered By Health Department (Patch)

La Marina Shut Down after City Inspection Yields More than 90 Violations (NYC Park Advocates)

Restaurant owned by de Blasio donor faces closure over liquor law violations (NY Post)deblasio and friends gracie mansion party evidence

City Shuts Down Uptown Nightclub Whose Owner Once Tried to Bribe De Blasio (Eater)

Inwood’s La Marina Inspected By NYPD, Liquor Authority: Officials (Patch)

Controversial restaurant La Marina back open after receiving health, liquor violations (WPIX)

Investigan restaurante “La Marina” por varias denuncias (CDN)

City shuts down valet parking at La Marina (NY Post)

Inwood’s La Marina Loses Valet Parking, Report Says (Patch)

DJ Collective WeAreHouse78 Are Making The Best Party Ever…At 9AM (Vibe)

La Marina Drug Bust (NYC Park Advocates)

La Marina Manager Sold Drugs Out Of Inwood Bar, Police Say (Patch)

De Blasio donor boasted about ‘lights and sirens’ treatment from NYPD (NY Post)

Rechnitz says he met privately with de Blasio to discuss NYPD chief’s resignation (Politico)

SLA Issues Emergency Suspension for Inwood Restaurant (NYS SLA)

Inwood’s La Marina Shut Down By State, Officials Say (Patch)

La Marina Shut Down By New York State Liquor Authority (HipHopWired)

Restaurant faces closure after owner is caught up in corruption case (NY Post)

Uptown Party Spot Embroiled in Scandal May Lose Its Liquor License For Good (Eater)

Popular Celeb Spot ‘La Marina’ Shut Down After Drug Bust (Vibe)

Beloved Uptown Venue La Marina May Close for Good Due to Multiple Scandals (Remezcla)

2019 (Eighth Season)

Crooked donor’s trial was another win for public corruption (NY Post)

postpicEmbattled Uptown Party Spot Strikes Back at City in $2M Suit (Eater)

La Marina Sues City After Valet Parking Ban: Report (Patch)

Scandal-plagued hot spot La Marina files for bankruptcy (NY Post)

Troubled Waterfront Restaurant Allegedly Owes People Thousands of Dollars in Wedding Deposits (Eater)

Troubled Inwood Party Spot La Marina Files For Bankruptcy: Report (Patch)

NYC Hot Spot La Marina Files For Bankruptcy (Hip Hop Wired)

Brother Jimmy’s Heading to La Marina? (A Walk in the Park)

Inwood’s La Marina May Reopen As BBQ Chain Brother Jimmy’s (Patch)

‘Brother Jimmy’s BBQ’ owes us over $400K in legal fees: suit (NY Post)

Petition Calls On City To ‘Save’ Inwood’s Troubled La Marina (Patch)

Five high-ranking NYPD officers once ensnared in a bribery scandal are awarded $1 million in a settlement (Daily Mail)

City Tries to Sink La Marina Reopening Plan (The City)

Scandalized Uptown Party Spot La Marina May Not Reopen (Eater)

Inwood’s La Marina Doesn’t Have City Approval To Reopen: Report (Patch)

Statement from Robert Jackson on La Marina (Robert Jackson)

Niegan permiso para reabrir popular restaurante La Marina en el Alto Manhattan y dueños serán despojados (Diario Extra Info)

Dueños de restaurante La Marina en Inwood planean reapertura; la ciudad se opone (Spectrum Noticias NY1n)

‘La Marina’ Owners Lose Hold Over Dyckman Street Docks (The City)

newownerpatchCity Moves To Rethink How It Operates La Marina Site (Patch)

La Marina Closes In On Reopening Under Brother Jimmy’s (The City)

La Marina Cleared to Reopen With New Identity and Ownership (The City)

Inwood’s La Marina To Reopen Under New Owner, Report Says (Patch)

Reabrirán el famoso restaurante ‘La Marina’ en Inwood (Spectrum Noticias)

Liquor May Return To La Marina, Concerts Wont: Court Docs (Patch)

A Sailing Lesson on the Hudson, Followed by Nature, History and Good Eats in Inwood (NYT)

Public Hearing Set To Discuss New La Marina Ownership (Patch)

The Hudson Opens In Inwood’s Former La Marina Space (Patch)

Sea Change (Manhattan Times)

3 New Places to Savor Seafood in New York City (Yahoo!)

‘Liar,’ and Star Witness in City Graft Cases, Gets 10-Month Sentence (NYT)

2020 (Ninth Season, First as The Hudson)

Eric Adams’ gentrification double standard (Daily News)


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