According to NYCEDC blog:
“Helping to assist thousands impacted by Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways, Mayor Bloomberg, New York City Economic Development Corporation and Seastreak today announced a partnership to provide temporary ferry service between the Rockaways and Manhattan while subway service on that route is suspended. Seastreak will operate the ferry service beginning this Monday, November 12.
- Ferries will depart from Beach 108th Street and Beach Channel Drive (View Larger Map), where NYCEDC has installed a temporary landing, and stop at Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan with free transfers between Pier 11 and East 34th Street in Midtown.
- The service will start at 5:45 AM in the Rockaways with ferries departing for Manhattan regularly until 9:20 AM, with regular service resuming during the evening rush.
- One-way fares will be $2.”
Rockaway Ferry Schedule
The East River Ferry is already the most pleasant and gorgeous commuting experience, and now it is the most delicious with a new snack bar run by Bench Marc Events. While Karen was making us a Housemade Egg Cream ($3), which blew my mind, she told me that everything on the menu is “made in Brooklyn,” including the McClure’s Potato Chips and the Butter Lane chocolate caramel cupcake we enjoyed on the short ride from Midtown to India St. They better put some extra large life preservers on the ferry!
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I am officially a bird obsessed nerd. Birds are awesome. Why? They fly! There are a lot of amazing bird species native to New York and migratory friends who pass through. I spotted these two double crested cormorants perched near the East River Ferry dock. These birds are big, a couple of feet tall, and they dive and swim underwater to feed on fish. God knows what they are eating from the East River! You might see them sitting, 4 foot wing span spread out drying their wings because their feathers are not waterproof. As couples, they are really good for each other; the males and females build their nest together, the male goes out and gets the materials while the female tricks out their digs. Sharing and caring.