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


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

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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Floating photo exhibit featured aboard East River Ferry


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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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Celebrate East River Ferry’s milestone


| letters@queenscourier.com

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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Plans for future Astoria ferry dock revealed


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre /Renderings and charts courtesy NYCEDC

City officials revealed renderings and information about the planned Astoria ferry dock in Hallets Cove at a meeting Thursday to hear residents’ concerns about the landing, which is expected to be complete in 2017.

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Op-ed: Keep the Rockaway Ferry


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

BY JOE HARTIGAN

As a lifelong resident of Queens and a 34-year resident of the Rockaways, I would like to emphasize the great potential ferry service will have for Rockaway and the rest of the city.
Since those living in the Rockaways have the longest commute of any NYC residents, it is evident that the ferry service, which was established after Superstorm Sandy, has dramatically improved commuter travel time but is also the only nice thing that has happened to Rockaway since the storm.

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Rockaway ferry service extended through Labor Day


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Rockaway residents rejoice: ferry service has now been expanded through to Labor Day. The weekday ferry service between the Rockaways and Lower Manhattan will continue to operate on its current schedule, now all the way through early September. “Continuing [the ferry’s] operation through Labor Day weekend is critical in addressing transportation needs and an integral […]

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Rockaway Ferry service extended for at least six more weeks


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Though the A train is returning to the Rockaways tomorrow, the ferry is still going to continue, at least until July. Rockaway Ferry weekday service between the peninsula and Manhattan has been extended for the next six weeks, with the possibility of continuing through Labor Day weekend, city officials announced Tuesday. The ferry will also […]

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Schumer pushes for expanded ferry service to Astoria


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of NY Waterway

Senator Charles Schumer has asked the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to prioritize funding to bring the East River Ferry to Astoria, the Upper East Side and Brooklyn Bridge Park. “The East River Ferry expansion project can become a ‘Nerd Boat’ that connects our rapidly-expanding tech hubs like Dumbo and […]

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Ferry Services are a Wave to the Future


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

You can learn a lot from history when numerous ferries operated to and from lower Manhattan.  Our waterways are an underutilized natural asset which can offer significant transportation alternatives for thousands of New Yorkers. Most of our existing public transportation and roadways are already operating at or above capacity. New ferry services can be implemented far more […]

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Op-ed: Light rail line would be a boon for Queens


| oped@queenscourier.com

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Queens is New York City’s fastest-growing borough. We are experiencing not only the largest increase in population, but also growth in workforce and economic development. As a city, it is crucial we support this growth with an expansion of smart, sustainable transportation.

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Top five most expensive luxury listings in LIC


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Modern Spaces

Over the past decade, Long Island City has evolved into one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city.

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Vote for your favorites at LIC Flea’s Second Annual Food Vendor Awards


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

Over 40 food, dessert and drink vendors will descend upon the Long Island City waterfront this Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26, for the Second Annual Food Vendor Awards at the LIC Flea & Food market.

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