Mayor de Blasio Officially Kicks off Construction of Corlears Hook Ferry Landing
Down at the new Corlears Hook ferry landing, construction remains steady and has been for months. Nevertheless, Mayor de Blasio was there yesterday morning with a ceremonial kickoff alongside Skanska, the construction company behind the new infrastructure.
“Where could we turn, right here to the water. And as you can see it’s not crowded, it’s not congested. One of the things I love about our rivers and our harbor, there are no traffic lights, there are no stop signs, there are no traffic jams. And it’s a chance to take advantage of this beautiful asset in this city,” de Blasio said in his remarks.
The City launched the NYC Ferry program in the spring of 2017 with the goal of establishing five total routes, each at the cost of a subway ride. Three are already in operation. As previously reported, the Lower East Side line will connect residents with so-called “job centers” in Midtown, the Financial District, and Long Island City. There are five stops on this journey: Long Island City, East 34th Street, Stuyvesant Cove, Grand Street and Pier 11. The total trip will take roughly 32 minutes.
According to the media advisory, the Lower East Side route will serve nearly one million riders annually.
Hornblower is the ferry operator providing service on behalf of the City.