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Wall Street Commuters Give New Ferry a Try

August 6, 2013

Seastreak Ferry: Photo courtesy of Seastreak

Seastreak Ferry: Photo courtesy of Seastreak

Dozens of Brooklyn straphangers stranded by the 14-month-long R train shutdown to Lower Manhattan try out a new ferry service to Wall Street,  but other commuters shunned the transit alternative as even more of an inconvenience, reports the New York Post.

A total of more than 100 people hopped aboard five morning-rush-hour runs of the ferry, which began leaving the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park at 6:20 a.m. and reached Pier 11 in Manhattan after the 15-minute trip.

The Seastreak ferry, funded by the Economic Development Corporation, will run until Labor Day, when officials will decide whether to keep it going based on ridership.

Source: New York Post
 



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