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Old May 4th, 2017, 06:44 PM   #21
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So are you saying there ISN'T carefully planned ferry service in NYC? Cuz there is service to Staten Island, across the East River and Hudson River

And of course a large expansion coming this summer
Plus they even have designated IKEA ferries between Manhattan and IKEA in Red Hook.
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Old July 8th, 2017, 03:55 PM   #22
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Millions Meant for Rail Tunnel Subsidize Ferry Rides for a Few

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With the precarious condition of the century-old rail links between New York City and New Jersey threatening to disrupt lives for the rest of the summer, commuters may wonder what became of all the money that had been pledged for a new train tunnel under the Hudson River.

Well, courtesy of Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, several million dollars of it have been used to provide heavily subsidized boat rides for a very small contingent of Jersey Shore residents like Tim Halligan. For more than three years, New Jersey has been paying nearly $95 a day for Mr. Halligan and each of his fellow passengers to commute to and from work in Jersey City or Hoboken.

They make the 90-minute round trip on a fast ferryboat, operated by Seastreak, that costs them $12 each way. Mr. Halligan, who knows a good deal after 25 years at a Wall Street investment bank, grinned as he discussed one of the best commuting bargains around...
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Tim Halligan sitting below deck during his morning ferry commute from Atlantic Highlands, N.J., to Jersey City. A round trip costs him $24, while the state of New Jersey chips in $95. Credit Bryan Anselm for The New York Times
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Old July 17th, 2017, 07:50 PM   #23
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What the New York City Ferry Could Teach the Subway
In some ways, the boats hint at transit’s service-oriented future.

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Deck seats were open on the New York City ferry’s third ride from Rockaway to Wall Street Friday morning, but a few passengers chose to lay on the floor.

“We thought we’d get a nap in,” said Irina J., a 28-year-old student who had caught the sunrise at Rockaway Beach. She and her friend spread blankets and pillows in a pocket of starboard floor space. They started a trend: Opposite the captain’s booth, another couple lay down as the vessel chugged across the bay.

“You won’t see that on the A-train,” observed Jermaine Corey, a 26-year-old Rockaway native on his way to work in Manhattan. Before ferry service launched in May, Corey sat through delays and breakdowns on that subway line, and occasionally splurged to sit through surface traffic on the MTA’s $6.50 Midtown express bus...
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Old July 29th, 2017, 11:04 AM   #24
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On the East River Ferry, a Party Before the Party

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When Nate Hodge’s mother-in-law was visiting from Massachusetts, he and his wife, Catherine Greeley, wanted to treat her to a drink before dinner. It was a gorgeous weekend evening in New York City, 75 degrees and sunny, so they wanted to be outside. They could have gone to a cafe with a patio or a rooftop bar, but they opted for a more unlikely venue for cocktail hour: the South Brooklyn ferry to Manhattan.

NYC Ferry, which began in May, provides a new way for New Yorkers to travel among East River ports in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, with stops including East 34th Street, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Rockaway Beach. It is inexpensive (a one-way trip is $2.75) and quick. The ride from Wall Street to Greenpoint, for example, takes only 21 minutes...
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Commuters can sit, take in the views, charge their phones and even have a drink or two.
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'Worst Experience of My Life': 30 Hurt, Some Seriously, When Ferry Makes Hard Landing at Midtown Terminal: FDNY

A fire official said the ferry was going faster than normal as it approached the dock

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A New York Water Taxi made a hard landing against the dock at a ferry terminal on Manhattan's West Side Friday evening, injuring at least 30 people, fire officials say.
The FDNY says the vessel struck Pier 79, near Lincoln Tunnel on the West Side, on Friday just after 4 p.m...
Source: 'Worst Experience of My Life': 30 Hurt, Some Seriously, When Ferry Makes Hard Landing at Midtown Terminal: FDNY - NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local...437238953.html
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Water taxi slams into Manhattan dock, injuring passengers

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A New York Water Taxi slammed into a dock on the West Side of Manhattan on Friday afternoon, injuring as many as 30 passengers.

The injuries ranged from minor to serious, though none are life-threatening, Fire Department sources said...
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I'm still shocked at how many tourists are shelling out $30-50 for tickets on these sightseeing cruises! I took the Waterway from Pier 11 to 34th Street and it was $2.75 and had the same views! I only wish I could have taken it to Astoria to see more of the city.
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Cars on ferry? Drop it and get serious about traffic mess (editorial)

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Islanders are a rather nostalgic bunch.

Publish anything about the old days in these parts and the clicks just keep on coming.

Thus, it's no surprise when talk of allowing cars back on the Staten Island Ferry surfaces from time to time...
Read More: http://www.silive.com/opinion/index....ffic_mess.html



Cars leave the John F. Kennedy boat back in August 1994.(Staten Island Advance)
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