weekday ferry service between Sunset Park and Wall Street through January 31, 2014.
Mayor Bloomberg acknowledged that ferry service has proven to be a
popular and effective mode of transportation for Rockaways and Brooklyn
Ferries will continue to originate from the Rockaways, where the New York City Economic Development Corporation has installed a temporary landing, stopping at the 58th Street Pier at Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park and at Pier 11/Wall Street, with free transfers at Pier 11 to East 34th Street in Midtown.
Ferry operator SeaStreak will continue on its current schedule, with one-way fares remaining $2. A $2 shuttle bus has now been added to take commuters to the ferry, running along Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge with stops at all R train stations.
Council Member Gentile called the extension "fantastic news", encouraging his constituents to try the 15-minute trip from BAT to Wall Street as an R train alternative and vowing to find a way to continue service as long as the Montague Tunnel is closed.
The EDC sees the ferry as not only a critical piece of the city's recovery from Hurricane Sandy, but an economic driver for the city's still-struggling waterfront neighborhoods.
Due to increased ridership as a result of adding a stop at the BAT Terminal Pier, SeaStreak has introduced its 141-foot 505-passenger catamarans, New York Harbor's biggest, fastest ferries, to the service.
View schedules and fares at www.seastreak.com and www.bayridgeferry.com.