Posts Tagged ‘Ferry’

With Subway Stuck, Sandy Was Boon For Ferries

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

The East River Ferry (via nycedc.tumblr.com) By Aaron Short The closure of the flooded subway system frustrated commuters earlier this month but it was a godsend for the East River Ferry. Over 7,400 commuters crowded into the boats on Nov. 1, a number more than double the average ridership for the season. The weekend saw heavy ridership numbers as well, with [&hellip
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East River Ferries Hit 1 Million Riders, Revealing Locals Like to Frequent the Ferry Too

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

More than 1 million people have ridden East River ferries since the service began just over a year ago, Mayor Bloomberg announced today. Bloomberg said this number far exceeds ridership projections, according to the Huffington Post. Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn rode the ferry from North Williamsburg to Lower Manhattan to celebrate the [&hellip
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