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Ferry Ridership Exceeds Expectations

Developers take notice — more New Yorkers are eagerly riding the new ferry lines connecting growing neighborhoods along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront.

“In just a little over one month, the South Brooklyn Route has already provided 83,500 riders with a convenient, comfortable and scenic way to get around the city,” said James Patchett, president of the New York City Economic Development Corp. (NYCEDC).

That’s way above the original projection of just 50,000 riders in the first month for the new ferry line. NYC Ferry is responding with three bigger boats, with a capacity to hold more passengers.

The South Brooklyn Route connects riders from Bay Ridge to Sunset Park, to Red Hook and Downtown Brooklyn, with a seasonal connection to Governor’s Island. There are currently three NYC Ferry routes operating, with a fourth set to launch in August: the Astoria Route, which will connect Astoria, Long Island City North, Roosevelt Island, East 34th Street and Wall Street/Pier 11.

A ferry ride costs $2.75, matching the cost of the subway.

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