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Press Clippings

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

"Orphan Raft
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

"Sunken Spirit"

"Homely and home-made, the Town Hall was a floating vestige of Tribeca's maverick past. Last month, it was towed to its doom."

NY Daily News,  May 21, 2000

"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

NY Daily News, Nov. 29, 1998

"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."

NY Daily News, Aug. 15, 1998

"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."

NY Daily News, Oct. 26, 1997

"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."

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