East River Ferry Ridership Strong After Initial Free Period
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – The commuters keep on coming.
WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs In Greenpoint, Brooklyn
They began charging on Saturday.
Commuters like Francisco say they absolutely love the hassle-free nature of this ride.
“It’s just a different perspective from the hustle and bustle and all the rowdy commuters,” says Francisco.
Others rave about the spectacular views from the river.
“You get to see a totally different side of the city,” says John Calico. “You get to appreciate where we live. It’s worth like five times the price.”
The price is $4 for a one-way ticket.
“It’s a low fee. You can’t complain. It’s always good people,” says rider Frank Rosario. “It’s just amazing.”
The ferry makes the following stops: East 34th Street / Midtown, Manhattan; Hunters Point / Long Island City, Queens; India Street / Greenpoint, Brooklyn; North 6th Street / North Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Schaefer Landing / South Williamsburg, Brooklyn; Brooklyn Bridge Park / DUMBO, Brooklyn; and Wall Street / Pier 11, Manhattan.
There is also seasonal service to Atlantic Avenue / Brooklyn Bridge Park and Governors Island.
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