It’s finally happening! After almost 18 months of suspension, NYC Ferry service to Greenpoint will return on Monday, November 14.
Councilmember Lincoln Restler tweeted the good news this morning. “Service will be restored to Greenpoint ferry stop on Monday morning, 11 /14,” the tweet said.
Tom Reller, Head of Communications at Lendlease, also confirmed that the Greenpoint ferry pier will reopen for service on Monday.
Greenpointers received a third confirmation from Greenpoint resident, Jeff Holmes, a spokesperson and Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for the EDC.
Holmes said, “We are thrilled to be bringing NYC Ferry service back to Greenpoint and look forward to welcoming riders on Monday. We appreciate the patience of Greenpointers, and all NYC Ferry riders, as we worked with Lendlease to safely restore the landing.”
If these three declarations were not confirmation enough, NYC Ferry finally tweeted this afternoon: “We’re excited to announce that the Greenpoint landing will reopen on Monday, November 14. We appreciate your patience and look forward to serving our Greenpoint riders once again on the East River route.”
NYC Ferry also released the new East River ferry schedule, with the addition of the Greenpoint stop.
Greenpoint residents have experienced a series of disappointing updates about this critical mode of transportation after NYC Ferry abruptly halted service at the India Street pier in May 2021.
In August 2021, Greenpointers reported that the ferry was projected to restore service to Greenpoint in May 2022, leaving riders stranded for an entire year. But, the one-year mark came and went, and there was no reopening date in sight.
After ferry service was suspended for 15 months, in August 2022, Isaac Henderson, the former Development Director at Lendlease, said the ferry’s return was “imminent,” however, he had to amend his statement as the bedrock ended up being “thicker and denser than what is normally encountered in similar locations in the river.”
Lendlease provided an update on their website on October 15 stating, “The anticipated launch of the landing will be in early November,” but Greenpoint residents were rightfully skeptical.
Fingers crossed that all goes well on Monday morning!