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Shuttle service to help Greenpoint ferry riders

The East River Ferry ramp in Greenpoint collapsed

(Credit: The East River Ferry ramp in Greenpoint collapsed on Feb. 13, 2014. (Lindsay Lief/Twitter))

East River Ferry riders in Greenpoint whose nearby landing collapsed during last Thursday's snowstorm will still be able to ride the waves thanks to a ride on a shuttle bus.

The free service will bring Greenpoint residents from the East River Ferry stop at India Street to the N. 6th Street stop in Williamsburg, starting Tuesday, for at least two weeks, the New York City Economic Development...

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Rockaway ferry to stay until May, possibly longer

The Rockaway ferry service, which costs $4 round

(Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The ferry that brings Rockaway and south Brooklyn to Manhattan will continue riding the waves, but at a higher fare for passengers.

Mayor Bill de Blasio Tuesday said the Rockaway ferry service will cost $3.50 a ride, from $2 previously, and operate until May, with an option to extend it until August. The city's Economic Development Corp. will also solicit proposals from ferry operators to...

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Ferries floated as way to expand NYC transit

East River Ferry

(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

The latest idea gaining steam to  improve outerborough transit  is a 19th century mode of transportation.

With the two-year-old East River Ferry beating ridership expectations, the New York City Economic Development Corp. identified five promising new routes and stops for commuter ferries in a recent 115-page report on the viability of a citywide ferry network.

Aside from the...

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