Residents to Protest Against Party Boats This Sunday in Mill Basin

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MILL BASIN – While residents of Sheepshead Bay have celebrated the announced departure of some of the “party boats” docked at the Sheepshead Bay Piers along Emmons Avenue, many residents of Mill Basin were shocked to find out that three of the boats were headed for their shores this summer—as soon as next week.

The surprise announcement from the Mayor’s Office came earlier this week, and both elected officials and residents were quick to react. Fearing an increase in late-night noise, parking problems and perhaps even the fights that have plagued Sheepshead in the past, residents are none too happy about the news.

Today, they’ve announced a protest, the “Rally to Preserve the Mill Basin Waterway,” which will take place on Sunday, April 29 at Nick’s Historic Lobster House (2777 Flatbush Avenue)—near one of the possible sites for the coming boats.

Assemblymember Jaime Williams (D-59), who penned an op-ed about the party boats earlier this week, will be in attendance, along with Councilmember Alan Maisel (D-46) and State Senator Roxanne Persaud (D-19). The rally is scheduled for 11:00 am on Sunday, and “all are invited to take part and have their voices heard.”

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