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New York Magazine: Reason #18 to Love New York? The East River Ferry.


Illustration by Peter Arkle

New York magazine hails our East River Ferry Service, which launched this year:

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, you feel as if you’ve chartered your own private pleasurecraft.

Even if you're not a ferry commuter, bring your kids and out-of-town guests aboard; it's a great way to see the city and the gems along the outer boroughs.



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