04 June 2009

New Ferry From Brooklyn to Governor's Island Starts June 6!

The new ferry between Brooklyn and Governor's Island, which has been discussed since last January, will finally become a reality this Saturday, June 6.

A member of State Senator Daniel Squadron sent out the following letter:

I am writing to share some exciting news- this summer there will finally be free ferry service between Brooklyn and Governor's Island!

This ferry is something that Senator Squadron has long requested to better connect the Brooklyn Waterfront with the rest of New York Harbor, and we hope that you will be able to celebrate with him at the ferry's innaugural launch this Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 am, at Fulton Ferry Landing.

The ferry will leave Fulton Ferry Landing every hour, every Saturday when there is programming scheduled for Governor's Island. It will stop at Governor's Island and Battery Park in Manhattan. Please visit www.govisland.com for a full schedule...

...and please join Senator Squadron and other community members to celebrate the first launch this Saturday at 11:00!

As a friend of mine said: Finally, an idea that makes sense. No longer will Brooklynites have to truck into Manhattan and walk to the hard-to-reach Governor's Island ferry building in lower Manhattan.


Anonymous said...

Great news, but it's still easier for most Brooklynites to take the subway to Manhattan and catch the ferry there than to make the longer walk from the subway to Fulton Landing

ChickenUnderwear said...
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ChickenUnderwear said...


You are correct, but it will be good for "work" trucks and deliveries. These vehicles can avoid Manhattan

Quivondra said...

A lot of people take their bikes. So it's easier for them to bike to the pier than to go over the bridge. Plus, for those who live in brooklyn heights or dumbo/vinegar hill... it's great.