Lower East Side Ferry Begins Service Aug. 29

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The city announced today that the new Lower East Side ferry route will launch on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

You’ve seen the dock along the East River. It’s located just below the Bandshell and Corlears Hook Park. The Lower East Side route will offer service to and from Wall Street, Corlears Hook, Stuyvesant Cove, East 34th Street and Long Island City.

Schedules have already been published. If you’re headed to work on Wall Street, you’ll be able to hop on as early as 6:57 a.m., arriving at your destination 7 minutes later. If you work in East Midtown, you could catch the Corlears Hook ferry as early as 7:06, arriving at 34th Street by 7:25. The boats will leave just about every 30 minutes, with service ending nightly at around 9:30 p.m.

 

Lower East Side Ferry Landing Now Under Construction

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Have you noticed the big crane operating in the East River near Corlears Hook Park? It’s part of NYC Ferry’s summer 2018 expansion plan.

A Lower East Side route will be added in a few months, connecting the neighborhood with Wall Street, Stuyvesant Town, East 34th Street and Long Island City. The 90-foot long ferry landing near the East River Bandshell will be able to accommodate three boats at a time.

NYC Ferry attracted almost 3 million riders last year. The city has not been specific about a launch date, but don’t expect it at the very beginning of the summer.

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