Ferry Schedule Released

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The ferry’s maiden voyage is just around the corner and the city recently released the schedule so commuters can start planning their trips.

The first ferry will leave Rockaway, bright and early at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, May 1. That 5:30 start will be a constant for the ferry schedule, much to the joy of workers that need to be in Manhattan early. The ferry will then run every hour on the half hour, meaning the next trip is at 6:30 a.m. and rides continue until 8:30 p.m. on weekdays. With the boat making a stop at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, the trip will take about 59 minutes to get to Pier 11 near Wall Street. On weekends, the first ferry will leave Rockaway a little later at 6:30 a.m. and the last trip from Rockaway will be later, at 9:30 p.m., giving beach visitors plenty of time to enjoy the day. 

“We decided to add a 5:30 a.m. trip to the Rockaway route after hearing from local elected officials and community leaders that an earlier trip would better serve Rockaway residents. We believe the 5:30 a.m. trip will allow even more Rockaway residents to take advantage of NYC Ferry,” Ryan Birchmeir, spokesperson for the EDC said.

For the return trip, from Pier 11 to Rockaway, with the stop in Brooklyn, the first ferry will leave Manhattan at 6:30 a.m. on weekdays and the last boat home will be at 8:30 p.m. On the weekends, those looking to get to the beach early from Manhattan, will be able to do so starting at 7:30 a.m. and the last weekend boat from the city to Rockaway will be at 9:30 p.m.

The full schedule is available at www.ferry.nyc.

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