Tuesday, November 3, 2015

You're Invited To Roosevelt Island Ferry Service Community Presentation By NYC Economic Development Corp Wednesday November 4 - Roosevelt Island Ferry Service Coming In 2017, Cornell Tech To Provide $500 Thousand Ferry Operating Subsidies Annually For 5 Years

Image From NYC EDC

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYC EDC) will be conducting a Citywide Ferry Service outreach presentation to the Roosevelt Island community Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30 PM in the Good Shepherd Community Center (543 Main Street).

The NYC EDC Roosevelt Island ferry presentation is jointly sponsored by Community Board 8's (CB 8) Roosevelt Island Committee and the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA). (The presentation was originally scheduled for last month but was postponed due to an illness on the presentation team). Following the NYC EDC Ferry Presentation, RIRA will hold it's November Common Council meeting.

Come learn about plans for the Roosevelt Island, Astoria, LIC, 34th Street and Wall Street Ferry route,

Image From Jeanmarie Evelly

location for Roosevelt Island dock

Roosevelt Island Oil Dock Potential Location For New Ferry Dock

and ask your ferry questions to the NYC EDC representatives.

More information on Roosevelt Island ferry service at previous post and the NYC EDC.

Roosevelt Island Ferry service was discussed during the October 26 Roosevelt Island Cornell Construction & Community Task Force meeting. CB8 member Larry Parnes told the Task Force about the November 4 NYC EDC Roosevelt Island ferry meeting and

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 video also includes brief discussion of Roosevelt Island pedestrian access to Queensboro Bridge Cornell Tech feasibility study)

Here's a very informative discussion of NYC Ferry Service held during May 2015 Waterfront Alliance