Planned South Brooklyn Ferry Service Will Connect Sunset Park, Bay Ridge


    The Citywide Ferry Service is slated to begin in 2017, offering five new ferry routes from the outer boroughs to Manhattan for the price of a MetroCard swipe. Three of the lines will start operating that year, followed by two more in 2018.

    A part of Mayor de Blasio’s goal to bring more affordable transportation options to underserved communities, the planned South Brooklyn ferry route will service the historically difficult-to-access areas of Red Hook, Sunset Park and Bay Ridge.

    The City’s NYC Economic Development Corporation and the mayor’s office are launching the service — and building 10 new ferry landings to make it possible.

    The NYC Economic Development Corporation and Community Board 6 will give a public presentation on the ferry route plans from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today, August 20, at the 76th Precinct police station at 191 Union Street in Carroll Gardens.

    PowerPoint Presentation

    Historic illustration via MCNY; map via NYCEDC

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