Lower East Side Ferry Line Won’t Embark Until ‘Late Summer’

Posted on: June 12th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

Three years in the making, the new Lower East Side ferry route is still on ice. As it were.

Even though summer schedules for all but two routes were released last month, the Lower East Side launch remains well on the horizon. A spokesperson from the city’s Economic Development Corp., which oversees the ferry operation, confirms that the inauguration is pegged for an ambiguous “late summer” date.

Meanwhile, the Corlears Hook ferry landing – at the terminus of Grand Street – is itself nearing completion. Construction has been underway on the dock since late-winter, before the Mayor officially kicked it off.

As previously reported, this new Lower East Side line – part of a $55 million expansion three years in the making – will connect residents with so-called “job centers” in Midtown, the Financial District, and Long Island City. There are five stops on this river journey: Long Island City, East 34th Street, Stuyvesant Cove, Grand Street and Pier 11. The total East River trip will take roughly 32 minutes.

Hornblower is the ferry operator providing service on behalf of the City.

The city will drop word of the new Lower East Side (and the Soundview, Bronx) schedule roughly two couple weeks before launch.

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