The historic, retired harbor tanker Mary A. Whalen, which last September served as the “stage” for a production of the Puccini opera Tabarro, as reported here, has been moved from her berth at Red Hook to one between Piers 2 and 3, where she is clearly seen from the Promenade (see photo above). She belongs to a group called PortSide, and it’s not known to your correspondent yet why they’ve moved her. Could she be slated to become part of Brooklyn Bridge Park? Stay tuned.
Update: Props to alert readers Amy and Curious George for letting me know (see comments) that she’s here to host the graduation ceremony for the New York Harbor School, which will take place tomorrow. After that, she will return to Red Hook.