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Williamsburg's Water Taxi Outlook Finally Less Depressing

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The approach of fall often means another round of ferry woes, usually emanating from distraught South Williamsburg residents feeling isolated by cutbacks to ferry service at Schaefer Landing. But this year may be different. The Post reports that the city has issued a request for proposals for a Williamsburg ferry landing, for a pilot program to start next spring. The ferry would swing through Greenpoint as well. Also possibly joining the program: Astoria, Roosevelt Island, and Coney Island, along with 20th, 75th, 90th, and 125th streets on the East River. Brooklyn365 notes that the route sounds a little more like the G train than the L, but either way: is this the end of Williamsburg's water taxi woes, or will it just make South Williamsburg's luxury development dwellers feel yet more neglected?
· City plans ferry service to Williamsburg [NYP]
· The 'G Ferry' coming to North Brooklyn in 2011 [Brooklyn365]