Construction of the new NYC Ferries landing stages on New York’s Lower East Side began at the end of February.
This is one of four new landings for two new ferry routes due to open this summer, shortening commutes for New Yorkers travelling to and from the South Bronx and Lower East Side.
Nearby Lower East Side residents will have a nineminute ferry ride to Wall Street or a 17-minute ride to Midtown, compared with a 13-minute walk just to get on the nearest subway.
The Lower East Side Route will serve nearly one million passengers annually travelling to and from Manhattan’s Wall Street/Pier 11, Corlears Hook, Stuyvesant Cove, East 34th Street; and Long Island City, in Queens.
The Soundview Route, also launching this summer, will serve an estimated 400,000 people travelling to and from the Soundview area of the Bronx, East 90th Street, East 34th Street and Wall Street/Pier 11 in Manhattan each year.
The four landing stages are being constructed at Corlears Hook, East 90th Street, and Stuyvesant Cove on the East River and at Clason Point Park in the Soundview Section of the Bronx.