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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 […]

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Good news for East River Ferry riders: the service, which had been set to expire in June of next year, has been extended until 2019. The weekend fare will increase from $4 to $6 after the extension, with less service during winter weekends. The ferry service, operated by the private company NY Waterway, costs the […]

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Michael Bloomberg and Christine Quinn announced today they plan to extend service on the popular East River Ferry for at least another five years after the current test period expires in 2014. The city has been subsidizing the service at about $3 million per year since 2011, and is planning to continue in light of […]

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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 […]

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A Brooklyn Paper story indicates New York Waterway, the company that runs the East River Ferry, is in talks with the MTA to add ferry rides to the MetroCard. The ferry, which had its maiden voyage in June of last year, shuttles passengers from North Brooklyn and DUMBO to midtown Manhattan and Wall Street, making […]

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