Transit NYC Ferry concessions offer everything from phone chargers to beef jerky By Vincent Barone email@example.com Updated April 28, 2017 8:50 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email When Rockaway residents board the first NYC Ferry boat on Monday, they’ll be tapping into a brand new commuting option. And while they’re on the water, they can sip beer, wine and cold brew coffee — all served on tap, of course. NYC Ferry service will launch its Rockaway Route with boats stocked with everything from phone chargers to beef jerky and a variety of hard and soft drinks courtesy of the New Stand, an 18-month-old startup looking to meet every rider’s need. “We figured out what the user journey is and how to get the most people through there to get their coffee in the morning,” said Lex Kendall, co-founder and COO. “We did a bunch of research on what’s the most important to people who use the East River Ferry right now and it’s coffee coffee coffee.” Kendall said the company wants to focus on the passenger experience. “We position ourselves as a day-improving company,” he said. The New Stand currently has locations in the Union Square Subway station and the Brookfield Place office complex in lower Manhattan. “NYC Ferry won’t just make commutes faster, it will make them more relaxing and more fun,” said James Patchett, president of the city’s Economic Development Corporation, which is overseeing the ferry service run by Hornblower. “We’re excited to be partnering with Hornblower and New Stand to support local vendors and offer great local products.” Brooklyn Pilsner and The Gotham Project wine will be on tap. Joe Coffee will be brewed on each boat. Mayor de Blasio has committed more than $300 million in taxpayer subsidies towards the NYC Ferry network, which will absorb the East River Ferry and bring a total of five new routes from neighborhoods like Bay Ridge, Soundview and Astoria online by the end of 2018. To aid some of the longest commutes in the city, the Rockaway Route will launch first, from a dock near Beach 106th Street, beginning 5:30 a.m. Monday. The route includes one stop in Sunset Park before heading to Wall Street/Pier 11 during an hour-long trip. One way trips will cost $2.75 and can be purchased through a ticket agent or though the NYC Ferry app. Bringing a bicycle on board will cost an extra dollar. Even though riders won’t be getting a free transfer to local subways or buses, de Blasio predicts the service will be a boon. “This is going to be a new day for our city; a new chance for people to get around in a better way an easier way and it’s going to create so many good options for people to choose from,” the mayor said during a boat christening earlier this month. Scroll down to see photos of the concessions. Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote The New Stand concessions on NYC Ferry boats are stocked with everything from phone chargers and other electronic needs to drinks, snacks and reusable water bottles. Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote If you're the type to get a little "hangry," then check out the snack section featuring chips and beef jerky, among other items. Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote The concessions even feature toiletries like toothbrushes and pore cleansers. Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote Books for the kids are also for sale if you're in need of a little entertainment on your journey. Photo Credit: Anthony Lanzilote Alcoholic beverages, including beer and wine, will also be available for purchase. Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified Lex Kendall as the CEO of the New Stand. Kendall is the COO. By Vincent Barone firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.