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Brooklyn, NY - City Plans Ferry Service to Williamsburg

Published on: August 17, 2010 11:30 AM
By:  NY Post
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Williamsburg, NY - Forget the L train; soon Brooklyn hipsters will be taking the ferry.

The city issued a request for proposals yesterday for a Williamsburg ferry landing, part of a plan to bring water taxis to the East River.

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It’s part of a pilot program that will begin next spring after a one-year delay.

The ferry would also make stops at Northside and Greenpoint.

Officials are also conducting studies to decide whether to add ferry service to La Guardia Airport and Astoria in Queens, and 125th, 20th, 75th and 90th streets along the East River in Manhattan.

They’re also looking at the possibility of ferry service to Roosevelt Island and Coney Island.

The ferry-expansion project will be funded by $4.4 million in federal transportation money and $1.1 million in city funds.

Of that, $2.25 million will be used for construction work involving the Williamsburg ferry.

The ferries are expected to be run by a combination of city and private operators.



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 Aug 17, 2010 at 12:03 PM Bezalel Says:

Is this also going to be free, like the bridges between Manhattan and Brooklyn? And will the City raise tolls on the bridges between Queens and the Bronx to pay for this project that will only benefit people in Brooklyn?

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 Aug 17, 2010 at 12:58 PM Anonymous Says:

its not inof day took away the bos 39 ?

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 Aug 17, 2010 at 01:31 PM Paskunyak Says:

This is great! I could catch fish on my way home on for Shabbos.

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 Aug 17, 2010 at 02:40 PM Anonymous Says:

Nice Chol Hamoed ride.

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 Aug 17, 2010 at 04:36 PM Anonymous Says:

Wonderful news. This will make willy ane even more attractive neighborhood to young professional couples who will have better access to their jobs in midtown and lower manhattan. Many banks and law firms are now offering free bike parking and changing rooms to encourage employees to take bikes to work and the ferry might be another incentive form more bikers. With the bike lanes and several new commercial developments incorporating new high-end condos, willy is going to be a more attractive and affordable option for young heimeshe families than manhattan and Brooklyn Heights.

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