April 17, By Hannah Wulkan
The new Citywide Ferry boats will begin sailing in and out of a new Long Island City dock in August.
Mayor Bill de Blasio welcomed the first three of 20 new ferryboats at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park earlier today, and announced the schedules and timetables for the launch of the new ferry system this summer.
The Citywide Ferry system will add five new routes on the East River by the summer of 2018, including a new Astoria route that will stop in Hallets Cove and Long Island City (at the northern tip of Gantry Plaza State Park), and will begin service in August.
“After months of construction and weeks of travel, the new NYC Ferry boats are officially here in the five boroughs. And in just two weeks’ time, New Yorkers will be able to ride these brand new boats themselves – to