Thanks to The Bronx, the Soundview Ferry Route Has Most Diverse Ridership in City

A new report issued by the New York City Economic Development Corporation shows that the city’s ferry system is, “… primarily used by white, upper-middle class people.”

But thanks to The Bronx’s diversity, this isn’t true for the Soundview Route which was launched last year.

Commuters from The Bronx on the first day of service on the Soundview Ferry route.

According to the New York Daily News, “The new Soundview route, which offers a connection from a transit desert in the Bronx to lower Manhattan in 46 minutes, is the ferry’s most diverse. Two-thirds of its riders are people of color. “

When you think about it, the results aren’t too surprising given the demographics of where most of the ferry routes are.

We’ll see how those numbers change or don’t when Throggs Neck is added in 2021.

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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.