Re: Pickup along the East River
Good luck on that. I'm sure it IS possible but at North Cove you may be charged a minimum docking fee even for a fast pickup. At South Street their policy was the same thing, you come alongside, you pay. You might have ot buy a gallon of gas at the east side marina to take your guest onboard. Or, aim for one of the seawalls with bullards on the east river and have your guest jump the fence.
Hopefully someone else knows a spot you really can use, but "public access" and NYC waterways are not often found together.