East River Ferry Coming This Spring

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The Economic Development Corporation of New York has agreed to a contract that will provide a year-round ferry service in the East River, moving people between Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, WNYC reports. New York Waterway's BillyBey Ferry Company will charge either $3.00 or $5.50 depending on distance, with the boats operating along seven stops from Long Island City to Fulton Ferry Landing. Each ferry can hold either 99 or 149 passengers and bikes are allowed! Full map after the jump.

They have tried this in the past, but here's to more success this time:

The city has tried East River ferries before, most recently with New York Water Taxi. But the recession, combined with a disagreement between the city and that company about the subsidy, has long hampered the service. Currently, according to their Web site, New York Water Taxi only offers five commuter trips a day -- two in the morning and three in the afternoon.

And yes, there is a season called Spring and it is supposedly coming soon.

Here's the route:

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[WNYC]



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