Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Roosevelt Island Residents Encouraged To Attend The Waterfront Alliance October 28 Meeting Of Community Ferry Service Advocates

The Waterfront Alliance is hosting an October 28 meeting of NYC community based Ferry Advocates to lay the groundwork for setting up riders committees once Citywide Ferry Service begins in 2017.

Roosevelt Island residents interested in Ferry Service are encourage to attend the Waterfront Alliance NYC Ferry Advocates meeting.

Image From NYC EDC

As previously reported:
.... Roosevelt Island will be part of a new NYC East River Ferry route starting in spring/summer 2017 that will include Astoria, Long Island City North, Roosevelt Island, East 34th Street and Pier 11 / Wall Street....
Image From Jeanmarie Evelly
The Roosevelt Island Ferry Dock is expected to be located at the Oil Dock beneath the Queensboro Bridge on Queens side of East River.

Roosevelt Island Oil Dock Potential Location For New Ferry Dock

The NYC Economic Development Corp will give a presentation specifically on Roosevelt Island Ferry service during the November 4 meeting of the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA). The public is invited to attend the meeting.

Roosevelt Island Ferry service was discussed during last evening's Roosevelt Island Cornell Construction & Community Task Force meeting.

Cornell Tech's Jane Swanson reminded the Task Force that Cornell has agreed to contribute $500 Thousand annually for 5 years to Roosevelt Island Ferry service operations in addition to the NYC ferry subsidies.

The Waterfront Alliance:
... works to protect, transform, and revitalize our harbor and waterfront.

The Waterfront Alliance began as a project of The Municipal Art Society of New York. It became an independent organization in 2007 when a group of leading activists, businesses, foundations, and civic organizations came together with the goal of making the New York and New Jersey harbor a shared, resilient, and accessible resource for all.

Since then, the Waterfront Alliance has grown into a coalition of more than 800 organizations working together to bring about real change to our region’s waterways and 700 miles of shoreline.
... We are at the forefront of building consensus and influencing waterfront policy and planning through providing public testimony and producing white papers. Our programs include serving as an early advocate for five-borough ferry service, building neighborhood docks for educational and recreational use, and helping communities create better waterfront design using our Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines....
More on The Waterfront Alliance.

 and NYC Ferry Service plans

discussed during May 2015 Waterfront Alliance 2015 Conference.