The East River Ferry is undergoing a lot of changes these days. On Monday, New York Waterway announced that in addition to the Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee the ferry already serves morning ferry riders, there will soon be a variety of snacks from local businesses. Thanks to a partnership with celebrity chef Marc Murphy, tourists and commuters will be able to enjoy Butter Lane cupcakes and egg creams made with U-bet chocolate syrup. All these perks of the East River really help you see why 715,000 riders have taken the East Ferry in the past 11 months, and they could convince the most stubborn Manhattanite to check out this “Brooklyn” people keep talking about. (Photo: Chris Oakley/Flickr)