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The East River Water Taxi May Actually Start Next Year

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The reanimation of Wiliamsburg's Hot Karl Beach inspired at least one call for the promised Northside Piers water taxi. You're in luck, anonymous commenter! Because as Streetsblog explains, the East River ferry will hit the water as early as next year. The city's Economic Development Corporation shared a few details on the ferry's route and schedule at a meeting this week. That route will run both ways from LIC's Hunters Point South to Greenpoint's India Street, Williamsburg's North 6th and South 8th streets, Fulton Ferry, and Manhattan. (LIC-Manhattan commuters, maybe just stick to the 7 train?) The ferry will run at least every 20 minutes at peak times, with service starting at 7 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m. for the duration of a two- or three-year pilot program. Elizabeth Mulvihill, if you're still stranded at Schaefer Landing, your day has come.
· What Would It Take to Run a Successful East River Ferry Program? [Streetsblog]
· Ferry coverage [Curbed]