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Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn today announced the launch of an expanded, free Red Hook Summer Ferry that will operate weekends throughout the summer. The expanded service will begin May 25th and run from Pier 11 in Manhattan to a new stop at Van Brunt Street and then to IKEA, both in Red Hook. The Van Brunt Street stop will activate an existing, currently unused ferry landing, providing convenient access to the neighborhood’s dynamic commercial corridor and...Read More
On Monday, January 21, SeaStreak will operate the normal Rockaway Ferry service with one slight change: The ferries that usually provide the connecting free transfer between Pier 11 and East 34th Street (the vessels from New Jersey) will be running on a modified schedule and therefore not timed to the Rockaway vessels. In order to provide this connection for the Rockaway riders, SeaStreak will be providing a free connecting shuttle bus between Pier 11 and East 34th Street. Get the schedule at SeaStreak.com.Read More
Congratulations to NYCruise for winning the prestigious “Port of the Year” Award at this year’s Seatrade Med Cruise Convention in Marseille, France! Learn more about New York City's world-class ship terminals at www.nycruise.com.Read More
Beginning the morning of Thursday, November 15, free parking will be available for passengers in the Rockaways taking the new ferry service to Manhattan. The parking lot, which was secured thanks to the assistance of National Grid, is across Beach Channel Drive from the new Rockaway ferry landing. The City recently partnered with Seastreak to begin offering this temporary ferry service while subway service in the Rockaways is suspended due to damage from Hurricane Sandy....Read More
Helping to assist thousands impacted by Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways, Mayor Bloomberg, New York City Economic Development Corporation and Seastreak today announced a partnership to provide temporary ferry service between the Rockaways and Manhattan while subway service on that route is suspended. Seastreak will operate the ferry service beginning this Monday, November 12.Read More
Great news for New York City residents looking for ways to commute to Manhattan: Mayor Bloomberg, Speaker Quinn, and NY Waterway today announced that a modified East River Ferry service will begin tomorrow morning, Thursday, November 1.
The ferries will run on two modified routes: a northern loop, making stops at North Williamsburg, Long Island City, and East 34th Street; and a southern loop, making stops at North Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO, and Wall Street/Pier 11. There will...Read More
It’s no surprise that most commuters in New York City get to work by public transit, with our famously extensive subway and bus system. When compared to the nation, the difference is striking: about 55 percent of commuters in the City use public transportation, compared to just 4.9 percent nationally. That's because across the United States, an overwhelming majority of commuters—about 86 percent—drive to work, whereas 28 percent of New Yorkers drive to work...Read More
Since it launched in June, the East River Ferry, which currently stops at seven sites along the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens riverfront, has transported nearly 600,000 people. That is 200,000 more riders than the city anticipated in the ferry’s entire first year. And yet, hopping aboard one of the ferries,...
The East River service is an experiment to spur development in revitalized sections of the industrial riverfront in Queens and Brooklyn. The boats connect Midtown and the financial district near Wall Street with, for the fall and winter, five spots on the east side of the river.
On weekdays, the boats have...