Free Parking Available for Rockaway Ferry Service
New Seastreak ferry departing the Rockaways for Manhattan at sunset. Photo credit: Brian Craine/NYCEDC
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. Ferries depart the Rockaways regularly during the weekday morning rush hour from Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive, stopping in Lower Manhattan with free transfers to East 34th Street. Return ferries regularly depart from Manhattan during the weekday evening rush. One-way fare is $2. To view the complete ferry schedule, visit www.seastreak.com.