Red Bull Air Race: June 19th & 20th

6/17/2010 Update:

Big Red Bull Air Race this weekend!

As Hoboken411 told you six weeks ago – this weekend is an exciting air-show event over in Jersey City. Those low-flying planes over the Hudson River you’ve seen this week – are their test runs for the big race on Saturday and Sunday.

Also, for those that heard about the NY Waterway Tours for the event should know that they decided to cancel the special cruises at the last minute..

5/5/2010:

No Formula One Race Cars for Jersey City

Back in April, Jersey City had proposed to be the site of the 2012 Formula One Grand Prix at Liberty State Park. Didn’t want to waste anyone’s time with an event that was by no means confirmed – and rightfully so. JC Officials withdrew their request to host the event, saying LSP wasn’t suited for that kind of event. Next!

For those of you prefer seeing events that ARE confirmed – then read on!

If not by land, then by AIR!

Red Bull Air Race New York – June 19-20

“The fifth leg of the 2010 World Championship tour will take place for the first time in New York over the Hudson River at Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Two years in development, the Red Bull Air Race New York will be a highlight race in 2010, and will bring eye-level racing action seen across the globe to one of the world’s finest cities.

In close cooperation with host city partners NYC & Company, Jersey City, NJ and Liberty State Park, the Manhattan skyline and brilliant Liberty State Park landmarks will serve as remarkable backdrops for 300 million TV viewers in 87 countries worldwide.

More information about the US TV broadcast will be available in coming weeks!”

Prices vary widely for this event – with general admission tickets for adults ranging from $30 – $45 per day, and over $1,000 for “VIP” access.

Who’s psyched about this? Who finds it too obscure to be interested in?

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7 Comments on "Red Bull Air Race: June 19th & 20th"

elainetyger
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elainetyger

I will avoid it. I don’t want to be on Robin’s news on the Howard Stern show… over the years she must have read dozens of news stories about spectators at air shows getting killed by planes.

hobposer
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hobposer

The map of the race looks like the map that the drunken cinco de mayo observers will use tonight to exit a bar to go home. In addition, while Ellis Island is NJ Land the water I thought was New York’s? I was under an assumption that all water in NY harbour was NY territory while the kill of the hudson was split down the middle? Anyone clarify?

homeworld
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Other way around. The center of the river is the boundary of NY/NJ, so the waters around the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are NJ’s (Jersey City). Technically Ellis Island is shared by both NJ & NJ because the original land of Ellis Island is NY state, but the land that is filled in is within NJ’s waters.

As for the Statue of Liberty, “Liberty Island is located completely within the boundaries of Jersey City, New Jersey, but its built portions and docks fall under the jurisdiction of the City of New York,[2][3][4] of which they wholly are part.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Island#Jurisdictional_disputes

In response to midtownauthentic who said:
The map of the race looks like the map that the drunken cinco de mayo observers will use tonight to exit a bar to go home. In addition, while Ellis Island is NJ Land the water I thought was New York’s? I was under an assumption that all water in NY harbour was NY territory while the kill of the hudson was split down the middle? Anyone clarify?

blaueaugen
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blaueaugen

Is this Flugtag?

tjp111
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tjp111

I have randomly seen these races on a random HD channel and I have to say it is pretty amazing stuff! Lots of loops, tight manuvers and they fly soooo fast. It is going to be something really cool to witness. I might go across the river though and watch for free from Battery Park!

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