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Lower East Side Ferry Route Launches Today

Last modified August 30, 2018 at 10:38 am

The last of the NYC Ferry routes is now operational. Today is the first day of boat service for the Lower East Side line. If you recall, Corlear’s Hook landing had been under construction since late-winter. As previously reported, this new Lower East Side route – part of a $55 million expansion three years in […]

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Lower East Side Ferry Line Embarks August 29

Posted August 1, 2018 at 5:03 am

The date is set. The new Lower East Side ferry route officially begins service on August 29. It’ll embark from the Corlears Hook landing that has been under construction since late-winter, before the Mayor officially kicked it off. (Soundview date is August 15.) Lower East Side and Soundview (Bronx) are the final routes of the […]

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

Posted June 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

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, […]

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Have Fun with Us at Corlears Hook Park June 3! [Sponsor]

Posted May 30, 2018 at 10:00 am

Friends of Corlears Hook Park invites you to an afternoon of free family-friendly activities at our annual Family Fun Day being held at the park (located at Jackson and Cherry Streets) on Sunday, June 3 from 12-3pm. Everyone is invited to bring a picnic and enjoy an array of fun entertainment, activities, giveaways, and information […]

Check out the New Corlears Hook Ferry Landing, Due to Launch Imminently

Posted May 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

You’re looking at an aerial view of the new Corlears Hook ferry landing, which is making some serious progress. Two months after Mayor de Blasio visited the NYC Ferry project site, the new dock is close to completion. The canopied shelter is in place and construction material nowhere in sight. As previously reported, this new […]

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Mayor de Blasio Officially Kicks off Construction of Corlears Hook Ferry Landing

Posted March 1, 2018 at 5:03 am

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 […]

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First Glimpse of Corlears Hook Ferry Landing, Launching Summer 2018

Posted February 14, 2018 at 5:07 am

The Lower East Side is joining the ferry fete this summer, further linking the city with the outer boroughs. Construction on the Corlears Hook landing is steadily progressing, some six months after Economic Development Corp. filed its application with the Army Corps of Engineers for the new riverside facility. The City launched the NYC Ferry program […]

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Today in LES History: Rezoning Plan Helps Pave the Way for Creation of Vladeck Houses

Last modified March 16, 2015 at 10:35 am

On this day in… 1938 – A public hearing for a Lower East Side rezoning plan was held, paving the way for the first municipally-subsidized public housing projects in the United States. It would be another year before wide-scale demolition commenced at Corlear’s Hook, clearance that eventually led to construction of the Vladeck Houses. Today in […]

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Scenes from Sandy: Graveyard of Greenery Along East Houston [PHOTOS]

Posted November 5, 2012 at 12:08 pm

East River Park and its sister down on Corlears Hook took quite the beating from Hurricane Sandy. The thicket of trees in both coastal spots suffered considerable casualties.

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Corlear’s Hook and Its Hooker History

Last modified January 31, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Allison B. Siegel returns with another epic Lower East Side history. Corlear’s Hook and the origins of the word “hooker.” More after the jump!