NYC Ferry Officially Expanding to Throggs Neck!

Starting in 2021, NYC Ferry will officially begin service at Throggs Neck from Ferry Point Park.

Residents and Welcome2TheBronx advocated for this necessary expansion for locals living in a transit desert especially after the success of the Soundview Ferry which opened last summer.

According to NYC Ferry which made the announcement on Twitter earlier, the trip from Throggs Neck will take 51 minutes to Wall Street, a journey that now takes residents well over an hour via subways and buses.

This is part of an expansion of the ferry system which will begin in 2020 and include the following new routes and stops:

  • Staten Island from St George to Battery Park City and Midtown West at 39th Street
  • Coney Island will connect to Bay Ridge and Wall Street
  • The Astoria route will add a new stop at Brooklyn Navy Yard

Now the city needs to continue to expand throughout the Bronx coastal communities to truly make this an equitable system that can be accessed by as many people as possible.

Our public transit system is collapsing and we desperately need alternatives and ferry service is just one of the many needed systems to help keep us moving.

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.