Experienced rowers and people who want to try their hand at rowing may either meet us at our boat container to help bring the Whitehall gigs over to the East River, or they join us at the departure point at East 96th Street off of the Esplanade.
directions to the boat departure point:
96th street and the east river esplanade
BY BUS: Take the M96 crosstown bus heading east on 96th Street and disembark at 96th Street and Second Avenue or 97th Street and First Avenue, just 1½ blocks away from the water!
BY SUBWAY: Lexington Avenue #6 train to East 96th Street, walk east down the hill 4½ blocks, or take the M96 bus from just north of Lexington Avenue.
BY FOOT: Walk under the FDR highway and across its exit ramp, onto The East River Esplanade. That is where our Go-Fish and rowing activities take place. You will also see our davit near the water. This boat hoist lifts and lowers the boats into and out of the water.
directions to the east river c.r.e.w. container/boathouse:
near east 95th street on the fdr access road
East River C.R.E.W’s shipping container, which contains our two 25-foot handmade Whitehall gigs and equipment, is located along the service road leading from the FDR Drive and between 95th and 96th Streets. For use, the boats are transported across the FDR access roads and on to the promenade via two-wheel dollies.
Walk east of First Avenue on 96th Street, and just before walking under the FDR highway, turn right onto the southbound FDR access road (which merges onto York Avenue). Our large green shipping container is on the sidewalk adjacent to the fence alongside Stanley Isaacs Park. It is the southernmost and largest of the two green containers, and its south entrance is where we can be found before or after rowing.