The boat basin has been around for decades, built under the auspices of urban planner Robert Moses. While there are other marinas in the city, the boat basin is the only one that allows for year-round residential living, said Keith Kerman, chief of operations for the city's Department of Parks and Recreation.
For Some, Waterfront NYC Living Means a Houseboat
Even in the famously out-there Big Apple and its eclectic collection of neighborhoods, this community is unique. But life on the water isn't all idyllic summer sunshine. The same place that seems like a dream location in summer can be much harsher in winter, when frigid temperatures, snow and ice make it more difficult.
And speaking of difficult sea living...
Protesters blockade Rep. Ackerman's houseboat