I promise this will be the last post on the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea. Today's NYTimes is reporting that the flotilla was stopped by police in New York Harbor yesterday and was issued summonses for two of the boats for lacking appropriate safety gear. The group was escorted to its destination in LIC by the Coast Guard yesterday.
The Gothamist has a brief interview with Swoon about the project.
The KSW blog has a description of the perils of navigating near the mouth of the Hudson.