Along a string of vacant properties down Hawtree Basin in Howard Beach, sit two abandoned yachts that have proven an eyesore for residents.
The office of Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder has confirmed that there are no funds to remove the sinking yachts because they pose no hazard to navigation.
“The most anyone can do is try and locate the owner of the boat,” said Jon Greenfield, the communications director for the assemblyman.
Both yachts are still tethered, therefore, still held accountable by the owner, who cannot be located.
Earlier this year in March, the local yacht club confirmed there was no blockage of navigable channels but still proceeded to remove fuel to prevent spills.
Greenfield added there are programs in place to help dispose of unwanted boats such as the Jamaica Bay Eco Watchers.