By Dispatch Editors on Sunday, December 12th, 2021 at 10:53 am
After abruptly ending service in Greenpoint last year, NYC Ferry is expected to return to India Street by June of 2022.
The ferry landing was privately owned, and according to the property owner, the piles holding the landing safely to the pier were shifting. The landing was taken out of service while repairs could be made.
With engineering completed, what remains are permits from various agencies and the actual construction of new pilings. The work is expected to be completed in June of next year but as with many projects in the city, delays are inevitable.
The waterfront high-rise construction in Greenpoint means many new residents are expected in the first half of 2022 as towers like those under construction at Greenpoint Landing are completed.
The East River ferry provides service to waterfront residents with links connecting lower Manhattan and Midtown. The current system was a legacy project by soon to be former Mayor Bill de Blasio. It has received criticism for its high subsidy and lack of integration with the MTA Metrocard system. As the MTA rolls out the tap-and-go OMNY system, the disconnect between the transit agencies will only grow.
As a parting gift, de Blasio extended the ferry system’s operating contract, hoping it will protect his legacy.