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Good News: Commute by Boat to Rockaways Starting Monday

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It's official: a new ferry route operated by New York Water Taxi is starting up on May 12 and will operate from Far Rockaway to Lower Manhattan. The ferry will go from Riis Landing in Far Rockaway to the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park to Pier 11 on South Street. The other news is that East River Water Taxi service from Pier 11 and 34th Street to Long Island City and South Williamsburg will be re-launched in July and that Schaefer Landing is getting a new $1.25M publicly-funded dock. (Good thing they never took down the Water Taxi vid from Schaefer Landing website.) "Expanded" East River ferry service is promised in two years. The Sunset Park service was cut last year and the East River service was suspended. There is also discussion about ferry service to Bay Ridge, Greenpoint, Coney Island, City Island as well as additional Williamsburg service. Ikea is getting a Water Taxi stop when it opens in June in Red Hook.
· Full Ferry Press Release [nyc.gov]
· New Ferry Service Set to Begin May 12 [amNY]