Brooklyn, NY - City Plans Ferry Service to Williamsburg
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.
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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