East River Ferry Service Coming to Brooklyn Next Month


If you live in Brooklyn and need to get to downtown Manhattan or Midtown every day for work, you must be hurting pretty badly right now. The L and G trains are always swamped in these summer (read: hot and sticky) months, and there’s no other way around it. But starting next month, North Brooklynites will have another option for travel. The Brooklyn Paper reports that ferry service is coming to stops along the East River in Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Long Island City. New York Waterway CEO Paul Goodman told the paper that the ferries will come every 20 minutes weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. so riders “don’t think of it as appointment ridership.” The cost of the ferries is troubling, though: $4 for a single ride and $140 for a monthly pass. That adds up after a while! [Via Curbed]