Lower East Side Ferry Begins Service Aug. 29


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.