East River Ferry Starts June 13, Free for a Bit


The East River Ferry, as we’ve been teasing, is indeed coming and now there’s a launch date. Beginning June 13, there will be water travel from East 34th Street in Manhattan to Long Island City, down to Greenpoint, Williamsburg, South Williamsburg, DUMBO, and back to Manhattan at Pier 11 near Wall Street. Service will start at 7 a.m. and run until 8:30 p.m. during the week, and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends. Peak hours will see the boats coming every 20 minutes and otherwise it’s every half-hour, except in the winter when no one should be taking it anyway. A single ride is a little steep at $4, while a day pass is $12 and a monthly is $140, a/k/a no goddamn way, BUT for nearly two weeks, from opening until June 25, it’s free, so we’ll probably take it then and possibly never again. [DNAinfo]