The New Brooklyn/ Queens ferry service

Mayor Bloomberg announced today expanded East River ferry service.New Yorkers who want to cross the East River on a boat rather than through a tunnel or on a bridge or a train now have new options.

Mayor Bloomberg announced the expanded ferry service today between Manhattan and undeserved locations in Brooklyn and Queens.The ferries will operate year-round between East 34th Street and Pier 11 in Manhattan and Long Island City in Queens as well as between Manhattan and Greenpoint, North Williamsburg, South Williamsburg and DUMBO in Brooklyn. Ferries will run every 20 minutes and every 30 minutes on weekends. trust me it sure beats the L train and should save time for commuters.

During the summer there will also be ferries to Brooklyn Bridge Park on Fridays and Governors Island on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The Brooklyn/ Queens ferry service and will be free through June 24. After that it will cost $4 for a one-way ticket, $12 for an all-day pass and $140 for a monthly pass.

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