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Press Release | July 28, 2023

Coast Guard to recognize New York City as official Coast Guard City

WHO: Vice Adm. Paul Thomas, the Coast Guard deputy commandant for mission support, James Hendon, the commissioner of the New York City Department of Veterans’ Services, Rear Adm. John Mauger, the First Coast Guard District commander, and Capt. Zeita Merchant, the Coast Guard Sector New York commander and Captain of the Port of New York and New Jersey

WHAT: Coast Guard to recognize New York City as an official Coast Guard City

WHEN: Monday at 10 a.m.

WHERE: Pier 17 at 89 South St., New York, NY 10038, in front of the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle

Editor’s note: Media interested in attending should RSVP with Coast Guard public affairs by emailing Members participating in the ceremony will be available for interviews following the event.

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard is scheduled to formally recognize the City of New York as a Coast Guard City Monday during a ceremony at Pier 17 in Manhattan near the historic Coast Guard Cutter Eagle.

Vice Adm. Thomas is scheduled to bestow this honor to New York City with approval from congress.

New York City was initially designated as the 25th Coast Guard City during a designation ceremony Feb. 4, 2018. The Coast Guard City program was established by Congress in 1998 to recognize the support local governments and communities provide to Coast Guard members and their families. There are currently 29 Coast Guard Cities nationwide.

More information about Coast Guard cities can be found at