June 13th, 2011
On Monday, June 13, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and other officials to launch the new East River Ferry service, connecting E. 34th Street/Midtown, Wall Street, Greenpoint, North Williamsburg, South Williamsburg, Dumbo and, in the summer, at Pier 6, Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The year-round ferry service began today and will be free of charge for all customers through June 24, 2011. The service will cost $4 for a one-way ticket, $12 for an unlimited all-day pass, and $140 for an unlimited monthly pass. Ferries will accommodate bikes on board for one dollar. Ticketing machines will be available at all commuter locations along with staffed ticket agents at some stops.
Ferries will be in service from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM on weekdays, and 9:00 AM to 8:30 PM on weekends. During off-peak hours, the service will be operated every 30 minutes during the summer and every 60 minutes during the winter. During weekday rush hour, approximately 7:00 to 9:30 AM and 4:30 to 7:00 PM, ferries will operate every 20 minutes and commuters can connect to a free shuttle bus service at the East 34th Street ferry landing.
From Dumbo, board the ferry from Fulton Ferry Landing (Old Fulton St and Furman St). For more details, go to the NY Waterway’s website.
Photo by Spencer Tucker, Office of the Mayor