New East River Commuter Ferry Service Begins This Month

A new, year-round commuter ferry is coming to the East River this month and will leave from East 34th Street and Pier 11 in Manhattan and make stops in Long Island City, Williamsburg and Dumbo.

The NY Waterway ferries will run every 20 minutes during rush hour and, in the summer, will stop at Atlantic Avenue and Governors Island.

"It will spur economic development on both sides of the river," said New York City Economic Development Corporation president Seth Pinsky, who announced details of the plans on Wednesday, "with literally thousands of residents within walking distance of the neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan being able to reap the benefits of this new service.”

The launch is scheduled for June 13 and rides will be free for the first 12 days. After that, a one-way ticket will cost $4.