greenpoint pier

Repairs have started on the India Street pier that collapsed in February, and ferry service to Greenpoint could return by next Friday, according to a spokesperson for the city’s Economic Development Corporation. Work is on track to finish by July 26, when the MTA will suspend G train service between Greenpoint Avenue and Court Square for five weeks to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy. (more…)

Curbed breaks down all the stories today about the East River ferry service that’s beginning in June: Brooklyn service will include stops at “Greenpoint’s India Street, North Fifth Street (finally putting the Pier in Northside Piers) and Schaefer Landing in Williamsburg and Dumbo’s Fulton Ferry Landing”; “Rides will cost either $3 or $5.50 each, depending on which price zone a passenger falls into, so a South-Burg-to-Midtown trek would cost $11 roundtrip”; and “Weekend service will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., bicycles are allowed on board, and summer stops will include Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 and (on Fridays) Governors Island.” On a self-serving note: The weekend service will make it pretty easy for Manhattanites to get to the Williamsburg branch of the Brooklyn Flea that’s kicking off in a few months.
Long-Awaited East River Ferry Will Finally Dock in June [Curbed]