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New Ferry Route in NYC Sets Sail

The new route will take commuters from Astoria to Roosevelt Island and eventually to Wall Street

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    New York City’s newest ferry line has set sail. Katherine Creag reports. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017)

    New York City’s newest ferry line set sail Tuesday morning.

    The Astoria ferry route will take commuters from Astoria to Roosevelt Island to Long Island City to East 34th Street and then to Wall Street. Riders can access it from Vernon Boulevard, just north of 30th Road.

    The first boat took off from Hallets Cove at 6:30 a.m. The ferries will run every 25 minutes during the morning and evening rush and then every 50 minutes the rest of the time. Click here for the full schedule. 


    Mayor de Blasio was expected be on hand for Tuesday’s inaugural ride. 

    State Sen. Michael Gianaris said the new ferry service will be a great additional option for commuters. 

    "We’re crushed with a lack of mass transit service in this area, particular for the people who live along the water front who have easy access to the ferry," Gianaris said. "It’s going to be a huge additional option to take a little bit of the pressure off the subways."

    Commuters already have a new way to travel between Brooklyn and Manhattan. 

    The South Brooklyn route set sail back in June and runs boats between Bay Ridge and Wall Street, with stops at Sunset Park, Red Hook, Atlantic Avenue and Dumbo.

    Routes along the East River in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and to the Rockaways, launched in May. A route to the Lower East Side and Soundview will arrive in 2018.

    NYC Ferry launched on May 1. 

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