New York City's Boat Basin Gets a Reprieve For nearly half a century, New York City has been home to a hearty band of house-boaters. They live year-round in the 79th Street Boat Basin, enduring choppy seas, frozen pipes, and spotting the occasional floating corpse. They've also fought for the right to stay in their unusual urban village. Recently, the city of New York told most of them they'd be able to stay.
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New York City's Boat Basin Gets a Reprieve

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New York City's Boat Basin Gets a Reprieve

New York City's Boat Basin Gets a Reprieve

New York City's Boat Basin Gets a Reprieve

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For nearly half a century, New York City has been home to a hearty band of house-boaters. They live year-round in the 79th Street Boat Basin, enduring choppy seas, frozen pipes, and spotting the occasional floating corpse. They've also fought for the right to stay in their unusual urban village. Recently, the city of New York told most of them they'd be able to stay.