Red Hook Ferry expanding to new area devastated by Sandy
The Red Hook Ferry is expanding its route to include an area ravaged by Superstorm Sandy that will run weekends throughout the summer, the city said Wednesday.
The expanded service will stop at a new landing at Van Brunt Street in Red Hook starting Memorial Day, and will run free every weekend until Labor Day. Two boats will traverse the new route, and will head from Pier 11 in Manhattan to the landing at Van Brunt and the landing at IKEA. Both will be serviced about every 25 minutes.
"Hurricane Sandy hit the Red Hook community hard, and that's why we're making it easier than ever for New Yorkers to get to small businesses in the area in order to help the community continue to recover," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
Commuters will be able to get a free transfer to midtown at Pier 11.