Following news that the East River Ferry will be around until at least 2019 comes a report from the city’s Economic Development Corporation proposing 11 new stops. Under the EDC’s proposal, boats would make new stops around the five boroughs, in Bay Ridge, Red Hook, Roosevelt Island South, Long Island City North, Astoria Cove, Soundview, 62nd Street, 23rd Street, Grand Street, St. George, Beach 108th Street, and Beach 116th Street.
Of course, that much expansion is going to be expensive: the new routes would take $10 million per year to maintain, with $80 million in startup costs to build docks. The plan won’t move forward unless the city or a private company agrees to pony up.
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