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The new NYC Ferry stop in Astoria will officially begin service on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Mayor Bill de Blasio visited Long Island City this morning to announce the new route, which will stop at Roosevelt Island, Long Island City, 34th Street and Wall Street. The landing is located at Vernon Boulevard and 30th Road.

The mayor also announced that the service, which launched on May 1, reached 1 million riders today though it was projected to hit that ridership on Aug. 23.

More than 625,000 riders have used the East River route, 221,000 have used the Rockaway Route, and 154,000 riders have utilized the South Brooklyn Route. Weekday ridership across the three routes ranges from 8,000 to 12,000 riders.

“It’s been less than three months and NYC Ferry has already served 1 million riders,” he said. “As we prepare to launch the Astoria route, we continue to add capacity to this brand-new and wildly popular system – one that connects transit-starved neighborhoods and commuters to jobs and the wider city.”

The distance between Hallets Cove and Manhattan is only 1,500 feet, but for many residents who live along the water, the commute to the city takes up to an hour and a half.

“The ferry will help western Astoria, where residents have to endure long subway rides, stay better connected with our city and help revitalize Hallets Peninsula,” said Councilman Costa Constantinides. “Expanding public transit options will move us closer towards our goal of reducing carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050 and ensure that our city remains a global leader on the environment.”

The final two routes, Lower East Side and Soundview, will launch next year and the service will cover more than 60 miles of waterway.

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joe July 27, 2017 / 07:14AM
And this is how this Mayor unfortunately will get another term, especially in places like LIC, where it is becoming the equivalent of Chicago’s Gold Coast as far as price goes. He makes an appearance at a very nice location with the other clowns, including Katz, all around for the Astoria Ferry Stop that opens next month and goes to Roosevelt Island, Long Island City, 34th Street and Wall Street. HOW NICE. And hear what a-hole Astoria Councilman Costa Constantinides “The ferry will help western Astoria, where residents have to endure long subway rides, stay better connected with our city and help revitalize Hallets Peninsula”. REALLY that long painful when will it ever end subway ride from Astoria to Manhattan. By the time you get their, you have aged three years. JESUS CHRIST, try enduring a subway ride from Jamaica on either the awful E or the little more civilized F, with all the damn homeless in the stations and on the subway cars. Tell people in Cambria Heights, Laurelton and Springfield Gardens what that travel is like to get to Manhattan. And Mayor Dumbo says: “It’s been less than three months and NYC Ferry has already served 1 million riders. “As we prepare to launch the Astoria route, we continue to add capacity to this brand-new and wildly popular system – one that connects transit-starved neighborhoods and commuters to jobs and the wider city.” Transit-starved, tell it to the folks from the three neighborhoods I just mentioned. So Jamaica gets the clown a-hole circus tour on so-so corner of Jamaica Ave & Sutphin Blvd while he talks about giving $20,000 to some business owners to make the front of their stores look more attractive, etc (nothing like a spruced up front of a 99 cent store), while a few blocks over the $2.2 million dollar upgrade to Rufus King Parks shows that the only people who benefited from that “upgrade” are the homeless who have set up encampments on over it including The Pavilion. Talk about a Tale of Two Cities and a Mayor who is completely out of touch with reality and the working class people just as the person he loves to criticize about the same things, Trump. A fake progressive liberal and a complete a-hole who also completely out of touch with reality. No wonder so many people are so miserable in this day and age. Time to move George Orwell’s 1984 from the fiction section to the non-fiction section. https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/
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