East River Ferry carries 1 millionth passenger

July 16, 2012 5:17:29 AM PDT
New York City officials are celebrating a milestone for cross-river traffic.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Mayor Michael Bloomberg are taking a ride Monday to commemorate the one millionth passenger to ride the East River Ferry.

They will also take a few minutes to greet passengers on the ferry, which began operations just over a year ago.

NY Waterway's East River Ferry features frequent, reliable service that connects Manhattan with various destinations in Brooklyn, Queens and on Governor's Island. The robust nature of the service and the ever increasing popularity of Brooklyn and Long Island City makes this an attractive option for commuters, leisure travelers and tourists alike.

The East River Ferry connects East Midtown at 34th Street in Manhattan with Long Island City in Queens, various points in Brooklyn, including Williamsburg and DUMBO, Governors Island and South Manhattan at Wall Street / Pier 11.

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