The city is gearing up to expand its NYC Ferry routes to the Lower East Side and the Bronx by next summer and is looking to gain approval from the Army Corps of Engineers to build new docks in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, reports DNAinfo.
The city’s Economic Development Corporation has submitted an application to construct docks on Soundview Avenue and the East River in the Bronx, at East 90th Street and the East River on the Upper East Side, at the end of East 20th Street in Stuyvesant Town, and at the end of Grand Street inside Corlears Hook Park on the Lower East Side. The application also is seeking approval to build a homeport and boat barge at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
The Army Corps is soliciting public comments and suggestions on the locations that will be used to determine if the permits will be issued, denied, or modified.
The newly launched ferry system proved to be incredibly popular and has already seen over a million riders, which it wasn’t anticipated to hit until August 23. The ferry’s Astoria route will launch this month on August 29, connecting the neighborhood to Roosevelt Island, Long Island City, East 34th Street, and Wall Street.