Rockaways will have temporary ferry service starting Monday 11/12/12

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    Image source: Seastreak

    Gothamist reports that temporary ferries are going to be available in the Rockaways as residents continue to handle the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Ferries will start running on Monday, November 12, and are the result of a partnership between the Mayor’s office, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Seastreak, the ferry company. Mayor Bloomberg announced the news on Friday:

    “Ferries will depart from Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive (GMAP), where the Economic Development Corporation has been working to install a temporary landing, and stop at Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan with free transfers between Pier 11 and East 34th Street in Midtown. The service will start at 5:45 AM in the Rockaways with ferries departing for Manhattan regularly until 9:20 AM, with regular service resuming during the evening rush. One-way fares will be $2.”

    Seth Pinsky, President of the NYCEDC said the following on their blog:

    “Since the storm hit, we’ve been working to ensure that New York City is able to get back to business as soon as possible. Until the reopening of subway service to the rest of the City is restored from the Rockaways, this temporary option will assist thousands of New Yorkers most impacted by this storm, allowing our City and our economy to take another step on the road to recovery.”

    Here is the schedule for the ferries:

    rockaway-ferry-seastreak-schedule

    A copy and paste-able version is on the NYCEDC site.

    Temporary Ferry Service To Rockaways Will Start Monday, 11/12 [Gothamist]
    New Rockaway Ferry Service [NYCEDC]

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