Lower East Side Ferry Route Launches Today

Posted on: August 29th, 2018 at 5:05 am by

The last of the NYC Ferry routes is now operational. Today is the first day of boat service for the Lower East Side line. If you recall, Corlear’s Hook landing had been under construction since late-winter.

As previously reported, this new Lower East Side route – part of a $55 million expansion three years in the making – will connect residents with so-called “job centers” in Midtown, the Financial District, and Long Island City. There are five stops on this 32-minute river journey: the trip begins at Long Island City and makes stops at E 34th Street, Stuyvesant Cove, and Corlear’s Hook before ending at Pier 11/Wall Street.

“We’re excited to launch NYC Ferry service in the Bronx, the Upper East Side and the Lower East Side, which have historically been transit deserts,” NYCEDC President James Patchett previously stated. “For the same cost of a subway ride, New Yorkers that live and work in these communities will now have a fast, affordable and convenient way to get around the city.”

Hornblower is the ferry operator providing service on behalf of the City.

Since launch in May 2017, the NYC Ferry system has served more than 5 million New Yorkers. They expect 9 million customer by 2023.

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