New Yorkers will soon have a brand new way to commute between Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Citywide Ferry service is expected to launch in the summer of 2017 and will operate from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the year, including holidays. The schedules will change based on the season, according to the city.
The city partnered with Hornblower to build 19 new ferry ships, each of which will feature a food and drink concession stand, a state-of-the-art security system, charging stations and free Wi-Fi.
There will be a total of five ferry routes:
South Brooklyn: Bay Ridge, Red Hook, Atlantic Avenue/Pier 6, Fulton/DUMBO and Pier 11/Wall Street
Astoria: Astoria, Long Island City - North, Roosevelt Island, East 34th Street and Pier 11/Wall Street
Rockaway: Rockaway, Brooklyn Army Terminal and Pier 11/Wall Street
Lower East Side: Long Island City - North, East 34th Street, East 23rd Street, Grand Street and Pier 11/Wall Street
Soundview: Soundview, East 90th Street, East 62nd Street, Wall Street/Pier 11
(Credit: Yeong-Ung Yang)