Plus, riding a boat on a summer day is just more fun than cramming against the bodies of 50 sweaty strangers.
The ferry launched in June 2011 as a pilot program. Since then, close to 3 million passengers have cruised across the glorious brown-ish waters of the East River, tripling initial estimates. The ferry now carries 100,000 riders per month.
The only downside is that weekend rides will increase from $4 to $6. That’s a lot more than $2.50, so as much as we love getting to DUMBO in 10 minutes, the MTA wins the approval of our inner cheapskate.
from where i live the ferry is the most direct shot over to the city with my bike. an extra dollar for a bike is silly but i’ll do it when i’m running late. sort of justifiable by biking home, so i’m paying about as much as a round trip subway fare…but hiking it up to six plus a dollar for a bike? gonna start having to set my alarm a little earlier i guess.
Fear not! Weekday rides are still $4 each way ($5 with a bike). The $2 increase is only active on weekends.
Oh this is nice Brooklyn new for once. Part of me really wants to leave a post saying something funny though so here we go: COOL! I can still get to the job site from my Manhattan duplex on 32nd st!
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