The 79th Street Boat Basin, located in Riverside Park, was originally constructed in 1937. Operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYCDPR), the existing marina is comprised of two large fixed dock structures and several smaller floating dock structures, with a dock house constructed on piles above the river.
As a result of Superstorm Sandy, the marina sustained extensive damage. In a separate project, A-Dock, located on the northern portion of the project site, was reconstructed by NYCDPR. The remainder of the rehabilitation and improvements needed at the Boat Basin, including the reconstruction of C-Dock, was awarded to Moffatt & Nichol (M&N) who engaged MFS' professional surveying, geotechnical engineering, and site/civil engineering services to support the design and construction of the dock as well as a new fixed wave screen located at the southern portion of the site, reconstruction and potential expansion of the floating dock structures, and reconstruction of the dock house structure and associated utilities.