Boat Show celebrates 107 years

Crowds overflowed the New York Coliseum when the show was held there in 1985,
prompting a move to its new home at the Javits Center.

When a group of marine engine manufacturers and boat builders met in New York City to produce the nation’s first boat show, they didn’t know they’d started a tradition that would be thriving more than a century later. The first National Motor Boat Show was held in 1905, showcasing just 25 types of boats near what is now Grand Central Station.

Over the years, the “World’s No. 1 Boat Show” outgrew its birthplace and moved from Midtown to the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx to the New York Coliseum, attracting celebrities like Jackie Onassis, Robert Redford, Walter Cronkite and plenty of ordinary boat-lovers.

In 1986, facing a greater demand for exhibition space, the boat show arrived at the Javits Center.
This year, the New York Boat Show celebrates its 107th season in New York City. How has the Boat Show changed over time?

“As shows have evolved, they’ve become broader, they’ve become a way to promote the lifestyle of boating, for boaters to connect with clubs and sports,” says Ben Wold, executive vice president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

Though the country’s first modern boat show now features hundreds of brands, it remains true to its origins.


Newest java joint in bastion of hipness is…

Little may represent the change the neighborhood is undergoing right now like the arrival of the first Starbucks. The chain which is ubiquitous in Manhattan, opened a Williamsburg store at…


Black and white are the new orange at…

By Brendan O'Brien(Reuters) - Black and white are the new orange in a Michigan county where the sheriff has made a wardrobe change for jail…


Traps set after reports of giant snake on…

New Jersey animal control workers have set traps to snare a reported 20-foot-long serpent slithering through the waters of Lake Hopatcong.


NYPD: Stroller carrying 2-year-old rolls onto Queens subway…

A 2-year-old girl in a stroller rolled onto subway tracks in Queens on Monday morning, police said.


‘The Leftovers’ recap: Season 1, Episode 4, ‘B.J.…

Last week’s episode of “The Leftovers” was apparently a fluke, because this week’s episode returns to focusing on the Garveys and it is so boring.…


Interview: Luc Besson says 'Lucy' is very different…

Filmmaker Luc Besson talks about his new film "Lucy," how it's different than "Limitless" and his crazy first conversation with Egyptian actor Amr Waked.


Weezer releases first new song since 2010

Weezer releases "Back to the Shack," their first new song in almost six years.


Benedict Cumberbatch plays a different kind of genius…

The man known worldwide for his portrayal of London's eccentric private detective Sherlock Holmes is trading his Belstaff coat for tweed this fall. Benedict Cumberbatch…


'Vicktory dogs' travel road to rehabilitation seven years…

Of the dozens of dogs groomed by Bad Newz Kennels, 48 were rescued and 22 of the pit bull terriers have emerged at Best Friends Animal Society.


Yankees looking at trade for Cliff Lee, according…

Yankees looking at trade for Cliff Lee, according to report


Giants lineman Chris Snee to retire: Reports

The Giants report to training camp on Tuesday, but Chris Snee may not be there when they do.


Carmelo Anthony talks about his charity work in…

As he is used to doing every year, NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony is going to visit Puerto Rico to do work for his foundation.


RocketSkates let users roll with a motor

Los Angeles company Acton has raised funds on Kickstarter to roll out a nifty alternative – motor-powered "RocketSkates."


Knicks star Carmelo Anthony becomes a tech entrepreneur

He's been an All-Star, an Olympian, and a celebrity spokesperson. Now NBA player Carmelo Anthony is adding the position "tech entrepreneur" to his resume. Along…


Ulises 1 is the world's first singing satellite

A group of artists and engineers in Mexico have unveiled Ulises 1, the world's first opera-singing satellite.


Wallscape on a budget

Skip the wallpaper and ombre an accent wall instead.