Wall Street Commuters Give New Ferry a Try
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