New York Water Taxi (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

NY Water Taxi Offering 500 Free Tickets For Staten Island Commuters

The company said by offering the free service it hopes more people will try it and thereby help it to better gauge the viability of continuing it long term.


Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Rockaways To Get Temporary Ferry Service To Manhattan

Seastreak will operate the hourly ferry service beginning at 5:45 a.m. Monday.


New York Water Taxi (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Stamford To Manhattan Ferry Under Consideration

Connecticut commuters may someday have a more relaxing way to get to work – one that doesn’t involve traffic.


Mayor Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Quinn and BillyBey Ferry Company announced that the East River Ferry has served one million passengers in just over a year, more than double the initial projection of 409,000 annual riders.
July 16, 2012. (Photo Credit: Edward Reed/Flickr)

Bloomberg, Quinn Mark 1 Million East River Ferry Riders

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says 1 million passengers have ridden ferries across the East River since the service started just over one year ago.


Lackawanna Ferry Terminal - Hoboken, NJ - Dec 7, 2011 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

Restored Hoboken Ferry Terminal Opens

Ferry service at the Hoboken terminal has been running out of a temporary slip for twenty years, after the ferry terminal grew old and rusty, but things changed today.


(credit: NY Waterways)

NY Waterway Ferry Exhaust Has Battery Park Residents Seeing Red

“We live just up here, and we can’t even open the windows because the fumes are absolutely horrendous,” said resident Daiga Chadha.


The 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 15, 2011 (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Some Ferry Tickets Include Pass To 9/11 Memorial; Foundation Cracks Down On Markups

Are people paying to cut the line for visiting the 9/11 Memorial?


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announces the evacuations (credit: CBS 2)

U.S. To Evacuate Hundreds Of Americans From Libya

The State Department believes there are about 600 U.S. citizens along with several thousand dual U.S.-Libyan nationals currently in Libya.


The "Moira Smith," left, a New York Waterway ferry which caught fire on the Hudson River, is towed toward Port Imperial, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, in Weehawken, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Smoking Engine Forces Hudson Ferry Back To Dock

About five minutes into a trip around 9:30 a.m. an engine overheated on a New York Waterway ferry. The crew shut the engine down and called for help.


The SeaStreak ferry "Wall Street" - File / Photo: SeaStreak, LLC

Elderly Man Rescued After Jumping From Ferry

A 71-year-old man who jumped off a New York-bound SeaStreak Ferry was quickly rescued from the frigid ocean waters by the quick-acting crew.


The SeaStreak ferry "Wall Street" - File / Photo: SeaStreak, LLC

4 NJ Men Accused Of Selling Fake Ferry Tickets

Four men are accused of selling bogus tickets for ferries that shuttle passengers to and from New York City.


The NY Waterway ferry "Thomas Jefferson" departs the Port Imperial ferry terminal - Weehawken, NJ - Sep 25, 2009 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Ferry Operators Want Contract For NYC Evac.

On 9/11, when people wanted out of Manhattan trooped up the west side highway like refugees until they found their escape – by boat.