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.
Historic illustration via MCNY; map via NYCEDC