From The Tribeca Trib:
By CARL GLASSMAN
A welcome calm has settled over the tourist-heavy sidewalks and plazas around The Battery. Gone are all but a handful of the ticket hawkers, and with them their aggressive and oft-alleged disceitful ways.
On Feb. 1, the final boat to use middlemen tour ticket sellers whose tactics drew unending complaints was evicted from its city-owned dock. The new peace follows a history of frustrated efforts by the NYPD and the city to reign in the use of sellers by cruise boat operators.