Provided that either the city or a private company is willing to shell out around $10 million annually, and around $80 million in startup costs, that is. If so, a new report from the New York City Economic Development Corporation is suggesting 11 new stops for the boat all across the five boroughs, including new stops in Red Hook and Bay Ridge.
Officials are also reportedly looking into options for extending ferry service out to La Guardia airport. And since it’s not our money (and commuting via ferry is far, far more pleasant than crowding into a dirty underground hole), we’ll enthusiastically endorse the expansion. Mayor De Blasio has yet to comment on his plans for increased service.
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