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New East River Ferry Service to Launch in May

12:11 PM EST on November 30, 2010

Photo: Heath Brandon via Flickr.
Photo: Heath Brandon via Flickr.

Big news from today's Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance conference: a new city-subsidized ferry service will begin crossing the East River in May. City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden announced that the new service will run for at least two years, departing at least every fifteen minutes during rush hour.

Making the ferry service possible, said Burden, were the series of rezonings that have spurred growth along the transit-poor waterfront, creating a pool of potential customers. Accordingly, the service will begin by serving Hunters Point South, Greenpoint, North Williamsburg, South Williamsburg, Fulton Ferry, and both Downtown and Midtown Manhattan.

We'll bring you more information about the ferry plans as it becomes available.

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