Astoria and LIC among Queens stops recommended for East River Ferry expansion


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Photo Courtesy of the East River Ferry

The East River Ferry may soon be making more stops in Queens, according to a report released by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).

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Queens legislators balk at plans to toll East River bridges


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Queens lawmakers oppose a plan that would toll East River crossings, including the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, that are currently free. As a trade-off, five other Queens bridge fares would be reduced by nearly half.

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Floating photo exhibit featured aboard East River Ferry


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Photos courtesy of East River Ferry/United Photo Industries

East River commuters have some new scenery to look at when travelling. A new photo installation series is now on display on three East River Ferry vessels. “Drawn to Water: A Floating Photographic Exhibition” will run for four months on the boats, with a new set of photos opening monthly. “Through the lens of talented […]

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East River bridges closed to cars with less than 3 passengers; Schools to reopen Monday


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Those who want to enter Manhattan by car over one of the East River bridges will need to bring at least two other passengers. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the restrictions at his press conference updating residents on the city’s response to the storm. The restriction — which will be enforced by the NYPD — will […]

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Celebrate East River Ferry’s milestone


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You can learn a lot from the past, when numerous ferries operated to and from lower Manhattan and other locations around NYC. Let us celebrate as East River Ferry ridership reaches the one million mark. Our waterways are an underutilized natural asset that can offer significant transportation alternatives for thousands of New Yorkers. Most of […]

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Macy’s, local pols to meet about moving fireworks back to East River


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Macy’s executives are planning on meeting with local politicians, including Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., to discuss moving its Fourth of July fireworks back to the East River. The meeting was scheduled for today, but was cancelled, said Vallone. This July 4 was the fourth year in a row that the Macy’s fireworks display was on […]

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Green Girls explore the East River


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Equipped with nets and waders, the Green Girls – a City Parks Foundation program – marched their way into the East River taking water samples and searching for wildlife. “We found jellyfish that don’t sting and snapper fish . . . they were really slimy,” said student Amanda Prescott. Thirty middle school girls from the […]

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Floater in the East River


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108th Precinct On Sunday April 25, police responded to a call for a person in the East River adjacent to Greenpoint Avenue and Van Dam Street. Upon arrival, police discovered a man in his 50s floating in the water. The victim was pulled out of the water and was pronounced dead by EMS at the […]

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Mother of Astoria creek crash victim to sue city, driver: report


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The mother of one of the four East Elmhurst friends who died when their car plunged into an Astoria creek two weeks ago is planning on filing a negligence suit against the city and surviving driver, according to a published report.

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UPS workers rally in Maspeth to save 250 drivers’ jobs


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THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

UPS workers rallied outside the Maspeth facility after the company cut the jobs of 250 drivers. Public officials and union leaders joined to help with the protest.

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