Owl Party, September 2008
Seven Days (9/24/08):
Bohemian Raft City -
Poppa Neutrino and Lee Anderson keep Burlington's creative community afloat
Burlington Free Press (9/21/08):
Revolution on a Raft - unfortunately, this article is now archived and unless you want to buy it from the Burlington Free Press, you cannot access it.
From Big River Newsletter, July 2000
Winona, Minn. - If you see a large, funky raft made of scrap plywood and recycled
styrofoam floating down the river this summer, don't be alarmed, it's only the Floating
Neutrinos. These adventurers with a social conscience are taking their raft, the Vilma B,
from Minneapolis to New Orleans to raise money to build a floating orphanage for street
kids from South America.
Sounds kooky? In 1998 the Neutrinos built a raft from scrap from the streets of New York
City and took it across the Atlantic. In fact, they intend to grow the Vilma B into the
orphanage vessel on its way down to the Gulf. Currently it is 38 feet long and 15 feet
wide, and houses a crew of four humans, a rottweiler and a kitten. "
The Tribeca Trib, June 2000
"Homely and home-made, the Town Hall was a floating vestige of Tribeca's
maverick past. Last month, it was towed to its doom."
"Cry Me a River..."
Although incorrectly assigning ownership of the Neutrino raft Town Hall to
Balasz, who was a watchkeeper for the Town Hall, and owner of the smaller raft
tied alongside, Child of Amazon, this article about the actions taken by the
Hudson River Park Trust against these two rafts on May 8, 2000, is accurate in its
portrayal of the events of that day, and in its assessment of the legalities involved,
with quotes from the Coast Guard and the chief of harbor supervision for the city.
For more about the Town Hall
"Sail of the Century by Raft"
"They have survived icebergs and supertankers, poverty and peril, but the intrepid
crew of the Son of Town Hall - the raft made from NY scrap that journeyed from Canada to
Ireland last summer - is still going strong."
"Sail to Ireland In Boat Made of N.Y. Scrap"
"'It looks like a garden shed on water,' is how Michael Harrington, a County Cork
councillor, politely described the vessel, dubbed Son of Town Hall."
"Who owns the river?"
"David Pearlman could not lead a simpler life he lives in a
built-from-scratch houseboat on the Hudson River, rent-free, with his wife, his dogs and
nothing but the winds and the tide as neighbors."