PortSide is a living lab for better urban waterways.  PortSide NewYork brings WaterStories to life. 


PortSide brings the community ashore and community afloat together, for the benefit of all.

We are creating a maritime center that combines the working waterfront, public access and community development and displays a new model for urban waterways.
PortSide produces WaterStories programs in arts, education, preservation, resiliency, workforce and harbor advocacy on and off our flagship, the historic tanker MARY A. WHALEN. 

This is a place bustling with boats where PortSide grows synergies between the community ashore and the community afloat. Here authentic maritime and creative Brooklyn meet. More...

This is the generation that will be known as the generation that rethought the city’s relationship to the waterfront. We have an opportunity to get it right, and we think that a cultural center like PortSide with a home on the working waterfront will be a great place to do that.
— Tim Ventimiglia, Museum Designer advisor to PortSide



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