Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Gov. Island ferry coming to Pier 6

A couple weeks ago, the Governor's Island Alliance, the Brooklyn Bridge Development Corp., and the Port Authority announced a deal to establish a new Governor's Island ferry service at Pier 6 - which is within easy walking distance of our neighborhood at Atlantic Avenue (near where the B63 parks)

A post from the Gov. Island Alliance site says:
A new commercial ferry dock at the foot of Atlantic Avenue will let Brooklynites get to Governors Island faster than Manhattanites - in three minutes, versus seven. Constructed with a $1 million grant from The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and $400,000 from city Councilman Bill de Blasio of Brooklyn, the dock will open next summer at the Brooklyn Bridge Park for ferry service to and from Governors Island, and eventually to other harbor landings.

This will be great because it will provide local residents with a quick and easy way to get to a huge green space that offers recreation space, events, bike trails, and more.

However, I'm not sure what this means for the Fulton Ferry landing service thats been running this summer or the previously proposed Atlantic Basin service.

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