Lower East Side Ferry Services Will Begin This Month

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Lower East Side Ferry Services Will Begin This Month

When the subways let you down, you can now turn to the NYC Ferry.

Starting August 29, the NYC Ferry services will be fully functioning when the LES route launches. Of the five planned routes, there are three already taking passengers, and the Soundview route is expected to begin services on August 15 from the Bronx. 

The LES route will take about 34 minutes to get from Pier 11 to Long Island City, with three stops on the way at Corlears Hook, Stuyvesant Cove, and East 34th Street. It is intended to “connect residents with job centers in Midtown, the Financial District, and Long Island City.”

As for the Soundview route, it will take approximately 45 minutes to travel between Soundview in the Bronx to Pier 11, with stops at East 90th Street and East 34th Street in between. 


NYCEDC President James Patchett even said that “[they’re] excited to launch NYC Ferry service in the Bronx, the Upper East Side and the Lower East Side, which have historically been transit deserts.” 

The ride will cost the same as a subway ride, $2.75. 

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