Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Robert K. Steel and New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky today announced that weekday ferry service between the Rockaways and Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan that began in November will continue to operate on its current schedule through Labor Day.
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.
Weekday ferry service between Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive in the Rockaways and Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan will continue for at least the next six weeks, with the potential to continue the service through Labor Day weekend if ridership remains strong. In addition, beginning July 4th, enhanced weekend service between the Rockaways and Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan will also begin with the addition of one service run in each direction every Saturday and Sunday through Labor Day.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Deputy Mayor Robert K. Steel and New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky today announced the launch of an expanded, free Red Hook Summer Ferry that will operate weekends throughout the summer.
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.
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.