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Friday, June 9, 2017

Roosevelt Island NYC East River Ferry Service Astoria Route To Begin This August - RI Ferry Dock Construction About To Begin And On Schedule Says RIOC President

Roosevelt Island Ferry service on the new Astoria East River Route is expected to start in August. The route is Astoria, Roosevelt Island, Long Island City, East 34th Street, Wall Street and back.

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Images From NYC Ferry

Yesterday, I asked Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Susan Rosenthal for an update on the Roosevelt Island Ferry Dock construction.

Ms Rosenthal replied:
The Ferry project is indeed underway with construction expected to commence sometime in the next week or two. The contractor doing the installation work for the City is in the final stages of planning (with RIOC's input) the designs for the upland work - which will include some conduit work to put electricity in place, and some aesthetic landscaping around the site - where the ferry dock will ultimately be placed.

Additionally, the City is working with the MTA to obtain NYCT permits for additional work that will be done by barge, along the ferry site, in the East River. All work will be completed in time for the ferry to be up and running as anticipated.
The Roosevelt Island Ferry Dock will be located just north of the Queensboro Bridge next to Firefighters Field.

Images Of RI Ferry Landing From October 2016 NYC EDC Ferry Presentation To RIOC

More information available on NYC East River Ferry Service from operator NYC Ferry and previous post on Roosevelt Island ferry service.