City launches new ferry service routes

90-foot-long ferry called the American Princess began operating this morning
May 12, 2008 4:47:03 AM PDT
A new option for commuters in Queens and Brooklyn this morning. A new ferry service launched today -- offering a break for those who don't want to deal with traffic or crowded subways.New York Water Taxi began operating the 90-foot-long ferry called, the American Princess early this morning.

The commuter service will run from Riis Landing in Far Rockaway, Queens. The ferry will then stop at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, before going on to Pier 11 on South Street in Manhattan.

The fare is $6, and parking at Riis Landing is free. A $1 transfer will allow passengers to connect to other routes on the East River expected to resume in July.

The ferry seats 220 passengers. New York Water Taxi plans to outfit it with wireless Internet and flat screen televisions.

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