PortNYC maintains 12 ferry landings throughout the City. PortNYC also launched the East River Ferry service with NYWaterway in June 2011. 

The new ferry services have unlocked the economic potential of the City's emerging waterfront communities.  Hundreds of thousands of passengers have relied upon the frequent, reliable service connecting Manhattan with various destinations in Brooklyn and Queens.

Ferries serve as a compliment to the city’s mass transit system, offering waterfront residents more convenient transit options. In underserved areas, ferries can provide much needed transportation options (in some places along the city’s waterfront the nearest subway stop is more than ¾ mile away).

As waterfront across the City continues to be reclaimed for recreation and new communities, ferries can help provide the basic transportation infrastructure required for sustainable growth. And, as trains and buses along the waterfront continue to become increasingly congested, ferries can help alleviate overcrowding.

Ferries do more than just move commuters and visitors; they can also make our city safer. Ferries have also been called upon on numerous occasions to provide emergency and transportation services during times of crisis.

PortNYC is working closely with other agencies including the New York City Department of Transportation, the New York City Office of Emergency Management, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, as well as private operators and the community to expand ferry service and continue to develop a safe, reliable, and convenient alternative mode of transportation.

Ferry Projects

Ferry Landings


  • Yankee Stadium


  • Brooklyn Army Terminal Pier 4
  • Fulton Ferry Landing
  • North 6th Street


  • Battery Maritime Building
  • East 34th Street
  • East 90th Street
  • Pier 11
  • Pier 79
  • South Street Seaport Pier 15 and Pier 16
  • West Harlem Piers Park


  • Hunters Point South


Contact Information:

Operator:East River Ferries

E. 34th St. / Midtown 

Hunters Point South / Long Island City

India St. / Greenpoint 

N. 6th St. / N. Williamsburg

Schaefer Landing / S. Williamsburg

Brooklyn Bridge Park / DUMBO

Wall St. / Pier 11

Governors Island


Hannah Henn, Senior Project Manager, NYCEDC

P: (212) 312-3688



News & Updates

  • NEWS

    Ferries floated as way to expand NYC transit

     |  Source: amNewYork
  • NEWS

    East River Ferry Sends Property Values Soaring

     |  Source: New York Post

    Mayor Bloomberg Announces Extension Of Rockaway And Brooklyn Ferry Service Through January

    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced that weekday ferry service between the Rockaways and Lower Manhattan, with a stop in Sunset Park, will continue to operate through January 31, 2014.

    Weekday Rockaway Ferry Service To Continue, and Enhanced Weekend Service To Begin July 4th

     |  NYCEDC
    Weekday service will be continued for at least the next 6 weeks to provide additional commuting options for Rockaway residents. Enhanced weekend service, including a new stop, will bring visitors and economic activity to beaches and businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

    Rockaway Ferry Holiday Modification: January 21

     |  NYCEDC
    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 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.

    Free Parking Available for Rockaway Ferry Service

     |  NYCEDC
    Beginning Thursday morning, free parking will be available for residents of the Rockaways taking the new ferry service to Manhattan.

    New Rockaway Ferry Service

     |  NYCEDC
    Mayor Bloomberg, NYCEDC and Seastreak announced a partnership to provide temporary ferry service between the Rockaways and Manhattan while subway service on that route is suspended. The service begins on Monday, and the fare will be $2 each way.


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