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City sinks booze cruises with rules to stop nuisance passengers


Boat operators say new city rules to stop booze cruises out of Sheepshead Bay have left them trying to stay afloat.

The city nixed all charter trips other than fishing excursions from the Sheepshead Bay docks in order to eliminate hundreds of tipsy passengers from causing a nuisance when they returned to shore.

Fishing boats were also given a curfew of 11 p.m., nixing late-night trips.

As a result, at least one operator sold his boat and others are trying to keep from sinking.

Fred Ardolino, president of New York Cruises, said he used to take local students and nursing-home…



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