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Astoria ferry route will launch tomorrow

Aug. 28, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

The Astoria ferry route, connecting western Queens to Roosevelt Island and Manhattan, is making its debut tomorrow morning after months of planning and preparation, according to a spokesperson for the Economic Development Corporation.

The complete route, unveiled by the NYC Ferry last week, will begin operating at 6:30 a.m. from Hallet’s Cove in Astoria, where ferries will make their way to Roosevelt Island, Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, go across to East 34th Street in Manhattan, and make its way down the eastern coast of Manhattan to Pier 11 at Wall Street. The entire route takes approximately 45 minutes to go through.

Ferries will begin service at 6:30 a.m. every day, and wrap up between 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm. They will take off every 25 minutes during morning (6:30 am – 9:50am) and evening (3:40pm to 6:35pm) peak hours, and will run every 50 minutes in between. The ferries will run every 33 minutes on weekends.

All NYC Ferry routes feature temperature controlled vessels, onboard refreshments, and will soon have Wi-Fi and charging stations on all. One way tickets for adults cost $2.75.

The existing East River route will still be in service.

NYC Ferry has partnered with Bytemark, a mobile ticketing company, in implementing a mobile app where riders can purchase e-tickets and view maps and schedules on the go. The NYC Ferry app is available for Apple and Android.

Plans for the Astoria route were put into motion after Hornblower, a marine hospitality company, was awarded a contract with NYC Ferry by the Economic Development Corporation.

Details for the Astoria route were first revealed in 2016.

To see the full Astoria route schedule, click here.

Astoria ferry route


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Ferry is a disaster. Waited over two hours to be able to get on a boat to take me from Roosevelt island to Long Island City. They have no clue how to manage loading the boat. The boat should not be full when it leaves Astoria bc it creates a bottleneck at other stops. Total clown show. Never again


Boat should not be full. Subways and busses should also not be full. Somehow I believe that is beyond the power of the ferry or MTA to control. This may mean that these boats are far more popular than anticipated – a happy problem but a problem none the less. More boats may be needed right now. Astoria service began last week. It may take a while to work out the bugs – just like any new business or service. It’s probably a little hard to anticipate every problem before you start.


Ouuu so scared of projects ouuuu ?
lol THIS IS ASTORIA, diversity. It’s also 2017. Just stay home weirdos.


I refuse to drive or take the subway into Manhattan. I have not been to Manhattan ever since 2001. However, the ferry is a great option for someone like me. I will take it later this week just to support it.


i saw the mayor in Astoria discussing this on live tv this morning. He is such a great speaker. I love this mayor! This will help commute many people from Astoria and beyond. A 93 percent approval rating for these NYC Ferry routes. And you can get wine or beer in the night!


Cant wait I lived in Astoria since 1951 born in Astoria Houses i”ve seen it change !!! I”m loving the boat idear and I will be on it .


curious how many people will be walking through the hallets cove projects to get to/from the ferry.

cindy Martinez

what wrong with walking by the projects? you scared of project people? SMH!!! According to the news today luxury waterfront apartments in LIC are the ones with drugs labs.


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