- Ahmed s raft was moored at the northwest corner of the basin where Anable Basin Sailing Bar & Grill is located.
- Anable Basin s moment in artistic representation arrived in 2007 with Chico MacMurtrie sculpture " A Tree for Anable Basin " which was introduced in October 2007.
- For much of the 20th century, the major industrial property on the basin was Pepsi-Cola, which had its bottling plant at the point where Anable Basin meets the East River.
- In sustainable agriculture, Anable Basin made news in August 2012, when Cooper Union architecture student Karim Ahmed designed a hydroponic garden atop a 20-foot raft . Waterpod, as the project was called, grew sunflowers, kale, corn, and a baby nectarine tree.