East River Ferry Service to Be Extended Until 2019

East River Ferry Service to Be Extended Until 2019

NYC boat lovers rejoice! It looks like the East River Ferry will continue to serve maritime commuters for at least another five years. Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement that the ferry service, which was previously scheduled to end in June 2014, would

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Don’t Miss Your Last Chance to Ride the Ferry to Red Hook for Free This Year

Don’t Miss Your Last Chance to Ride the Ferry to Red Hook for Free This Year

Photo credit: Retrofresh! via Flickr

Labor Day may have come and gone, but summer’s not over yet! Take advantage of the last days of warm weather by hopping aboard the free ferry to Red Hook, Brooklyn while you still can. The free weekend ferry service

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Expanded Free Ferry Service to Red Hook Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend!

Expanded Free Ferry Service to Red Hook Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend!

Looking for something fun to do this summer in NYC? How about a free ferry ride that also supports a neighborhood that was knocked off its feet after Hurricane Sandy? Mayor Bloomberg joined other city officials this week to announce the launch of a free Red

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Staten Island Ferry to Get a Green Upgrade for 2013

Staten Island Ferry to Get a Green Upgrade for 2013

One ship in the Staten Island Ferry’s fleet will be getting a green facelift for 2013. In a pilot program to help reduce the company’s fuel costs, the Department of Transportation will convert one of the diesel-guzzling ferries to natural gas. The eco-friendly

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New Temporary Ferry Between Rockaways and Manhattan Announced by Mayor Bloomberg and Seastreak

New Temporary Ferry Between Rockaways and Manhattan Announced by Mayor Bloomberg and Seastreak

On Friday, Mayor Bloomberg and Seastreak announced some great news for everyone who has been struggling to travel between the Rockaways and Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy – a new, temporary ferry service between the two locations. The service will begin on

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Floating Beer Garden on Repurposed Ferry Coming to Long Island City, Queens

Floating Beer Garden on Repurposed Ferry Coming to Long Island City, Queens

Photo credit: DNAinfo/Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska

Thirsty Long Island City-ites will soon be getting a new watering hole – on a boat. The floating bar will reside upon an old ferry in the area’s Anable Basin, and will boast a lively new beer garden for the nabe.

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Bring Your Bike on the East River Ferry for FREE Tomorrow to Summer Streets NYC

Bring Your Bike on the East River Ferry for FREE Tomorrow to Summer Streets NYC

Headed to Summer Streets tomorrow? NY Waterways’ East River Ferry has sent us word that they’ll be waiving the $1 bicycle fee for those traveling to the summer festival this weekend and will also waive it on the following Summer Street Saturday: August 18.

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Take the Ferry to First-Ever Frieze New York Art Fair this Weekend

Take the Ferry to First-Ever Frieze New York Art Fair this Weekend

This May welcomes the prestigious Frieze Art Fair’s first presence on New York City, its main focus is on its hometown of London, which happens every October. The Bloomberg-supported event has taken over Randall’s Island for the weekend, bringing a spirit

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Last Surviving Ellis Island Ferry Transformed Into Historic Houseboat

Last Surviving Ellis Island Ferry Transformed Into Historic Houseboat

Before nestling in the New York harbor as a cozy residence, the Yankee Ferry had a very exciting career spanning over 100 years. Built in 1907, the Yankee was first designed to carry passengers between Portland, Maine and the Calendar Islands in Casco Bay.

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New East River Ferry Service in NYC Starts Today!

New East River Ferry Service in NYC Starts Today!

New York City’s public transportation system is one of the best in the country, if not the world, but the MTA is constantly looking for ways to make it even better and more efficient by adding new and improved elements — like water taxis. NYC officials have

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Staten Island Ferry Whitehall Terminal Greenmarket

Staten Island Ferry Whitehall Terminal Greenmarket

Along with the Bowling Green Greenmarket the southernmost tip of Manhattan is rife with fresh produce and local food. The Staten Island Ferry Greenmarket is actually located inside the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. This makes this year round Greenmarket much

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New York Gets $1.9 Billion in Storm Resiliency Funding from Feds

New York Gets $1.9 Billion in Storm Resiliency Funding from Feds

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week that the Empire State will receive $1.9 billion in storm resiliency funding from the federal government as climate change increases extreme weather events such as Superstorm Sandy. The Federal Transit

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East River Skyway Gondola Could Get You from Brooklyn to Manhattan in Four Minutes Flat

East River Skyway Gondola Could Get You from Brooklyn to Manhattan in Four Minutes Flat

North Brooklyn is already serviced by subways (the G and the L), buses, taxis and ferries. Why do we need the East River Skyway?

According to CityRealty’s blog 6sqft: “Before the L train added an extra ninety-eight weekly round trips in 2012, trains were

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A New Floating Library is Coming to NYC!

A New Floating Library is Coming to NYC!

Get out your reading glasses because a new floating library is coming to NYC next month! From September 6th to October 3rd, the Lilac Museum Steamship at Pier 25 will be transformed into a pop-up library on the water. Conceived by artist Beatrice Glow,

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Domino Sugar Factory Relics to Live on as Part of New High Line-Style Walkway

Domino Sugar Factory Relics to Live on as Part of New High Line-Style Walkway

Williamsburg’s iconic Domino Sugar Factory will be making way for yet another high-rise development, but at least part of the Brooklyn landmark is going to be preserved. Two Trees, the developer of the new complex, has promised to preserve relics from the

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Better Than Jam Pop-Up Shop on Governors Island

Better Than Jam Pop-Up Shop on Governors Island

Better Than Jam will be launching its summer pop-up boutique featuring goods from local Brooklyn designers, artists and crafters this weekend on Governors Island! Hop on the ferry and head over to House #16 in Nolan Park on Governors Island to shop for some

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Green Pedestrian Pathway Connecting Bronx to Randall’s Island Nears 2015 Completion Date

Green Pedestrian Pathway Connecting Bronx to Randall’s Island Nears 2015 Completion Date

Uptown nature lovers will soon be able to enjoy a pedestrian pathway connecting Randall’s Island to the Bronx. The New York City Economic Development Corporation is planning to open the quarter-mile bike and pedestrian walkway, called the Randall’s Island

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6 Fun Summer Staycations That Help Neighborhoods Recovering from Sandy

6 Fun Summer Staycations That Help Neighborhoods Recovering from Sandy

Photo by Yuka Yoneda
RED HOOK
While it doesn’t have the most inviting of names, Red Hook is actually one of the most romantic and charming neighborhoods in Brooklyn. If you’ve been avoiding this nabe because of the perceived difficulty in getting there,

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Head to Governors Island This Weekend for the FIGMENT Art Festival!

Head to Governors Island This Weekend for the FIGMENT Art Festival!

Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time for the annual celebration of creativity known as the FIGMENT Festival!  The yearly event invites New Yorkers of all ages to hop on the ferry to Governors Island for two days of arty fun on June 8th and 9th.

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LIC Landing by COFFEED: Dine Al Fresco at This New Cafe with Breathtaking Waterfront Views

LIC Landing by COFFEED: Dine Al Fresco at This New Cafe with Breathtaking Waterfront Views

In addition to bringing a new type of outdoor dining experience to the Long Island City waterfront, LIC Landing will donate 3% of its revenue to the Friends of Hunters Point Parks Conservancy in keeping with COFFEED’s commitment to giving back to the communities

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Tavern on the Green Set to Reopen This Month with a Menu Featuring Local Ingredients

Tavern on the Green Set to Reopen This Month with a Menu Featuring Local Ingredients

After two years of renovations and a series of hold ups, Central Park’s historic Tavern on the Green restaurant is finally set to reopen this month. Philadelphia restaurateurs Jim Caiola and David Salama announced that their revamped version of the dining

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NYC Planning Commission Approves $1.5 Billion Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment Plan

NYC Planning Commission Approves $1.5 Billion Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment Plan

Last week, the New York City Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve Two Trees’ $1.5 billion Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment plan in Williamsburg. The rather controversial project calls for the transformation of the old sugar refinery site

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VIDEO: It’s So Cold That Parts of the East River Are Frozen

VIDEO: It’s So Cold That Parts of the East River Are Frozen

Not that we need photographic evidence to know that it’s frickin’ cold in New York (our close-to-shattering faces are proof enough), but, just for fun, here are some pics and a video of a partially frozen East River. As you can see, the waterway hasn’t solidified

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Bill de Blasio Says “It’s Over” for Horse-Drawn Carriages in Central Park

Bill de Blasio Says “It’s Over” for Horse-Drawn Carriages in Central Park

Horse-drawn carriages might soon be a thing of the past if Bill de Blasio has his way. The mayor-elect recently vowed to end the use of hansom cabs in Central Park at a press conference announcing his schools chancellor pick, Carmen Farina. De Blasio and

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Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio Announce Winter Storm Hercules Transit and Closure Updates

Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio Announce Winter Storm Hercules Transit and Closure Updates

Mayor de Blasio shovels his sidewalk in Brooklyn.

Winter storm Hercules is in full effect today, and New Yorkers have been braving teeth-chattering temps and several inches of snow. Officials are warning everyone to stay indoors if possible, but for those

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