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03.16.15 Liam Mathews

Hot Rize is a bluegrass band from Colorado. They recently took a trip to New York, where they performed their song, “A Cowboy’s Life” from their album When I’m Free, inside the Roosevelt Island Tram as it crossed the East River. According to The Bluegrass Situation, Hot Rize had one take to perform the four-minute […]

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02.23.15 Bucky Turco

One of the city’s best commuter options, the East River Ferry, was forced to shut down its operations earlier today due to the arctic-like ice buildup all along the East River. Due to ice, we are suspending service until further notice. Please see our web advisory before traveling, as conditions may change abruptly. — East […]

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04.14.14 Andy Cush

After five long years in exile on the Hudson, New York City’s Fourth of July fireworks show is returning to its rightful home in the East River, giving Queens and Brooklyn residents a view of the proceedings. Back in 2012, when Bill de Blasio was public advocate, he pushed for the show’s relocation, and today, […]

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05.17.13 Aymann Ismail

The East River Ferry isn’t only for tourists. It’s actually a convenient and scenic way for New Yorkers to avoid the subways and see the city from the water. All aboard! Check back every Friday for a new photo essay. See the photos in the gallery above. (Photos: Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork) […]

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03.13.13 Samer Kalaf

There’s a dolphin in the East River! It’s just chilling there. Let’s hope it doesn’t meet the same fate as the Gowanus Dolphin: Becoming the inspiration for a terrible parody account on Twitter. Get out while you still can, East River Dolphin! If any of you make a parody Twitter account about this dolphin, we […]

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12.20.12 Andy Cush

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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07.24.12 Bucky Turco

On Sunday, freelancer photographer Denise Ginley was walking along the greenway beneath the FDR in Manhattan with her boyfriend when she noticed a bizarre-looking animal carcass lying on a sandy strip of beach under the Brooklyn Bridge. “We were horrified by it and we took some camera phone pictures and then finally we decided to […]

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06.28.12 Marina Galperina

Remember 2009, when the Brooklyn and Queens got shafted by the city and the 4th of July fireworks were moved from the East River to the Hudson, so only the fancy Hudson River coast area and New Jersey could enjoy the show? And you know, not the neighborhoods from Lower East Side to Turtle Bay? It should have been a one-year hiatus, and now what’s up? […]

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10.04.11 Bucky Turco

A little over an hour ago, a helicopter carrying five people crashed into the East River. It was reportedly taking off from the East 34th Street helipad and started to spin out of control. When the pilot tried to land the aircraft, it ended up in the water. […]

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06.27.11 Bucky Turco

An innovative proposal to turn the East River into a public pool is progressing forward steadily. With 18 days still left to go in their Kickstarter campaign, the + Pool team has already raised well over their initial $25,000 goal to “begin physical tests of the filtration materials.” However, it’s still going to take another […]

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