New York City looks to expand ferry service

January 13, 2014 3:22:44 AM PST
New York City commuters are discovering the virtues of a kinder, quieter ride to work, and that has the city looking at ways to expand ferry service.

Ridership on the East River Ferry is beyond expectations, so the city is looking at five additional new routes.

The East River Ferry was expected to carry 400,000 riders a year. Instead, it's carrying nearly three million.

The new routes would connect Astoria, Long Island City, Soundview and St. George to Manhattan, while a fifth route would ferry passengers from East 34th Street to Grand Street and then Wall Street.