Dear New Yorker,
In May of 2008, the New York City Council and Mayor Bloomberg presented a three-phased plan to better utilize New York City's waterways. The first phase of our plan introduced ferry service between Rockaway, the Brooklyn Army Terminal and Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan (Wall Street). Phase 1 also included constructing a dock to complete the South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, landing to facilitate privately subsidized ferry service.
Now, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) have begun a six-month Comprehensive Citywide Ferry Study. This study aims to further expand ferry service around New York City and identify areas in each borough that are suitable for new ferry landing sites.
If you care about this issue as much as I do, please join us at a Queens Town Hall Forum and let your voice be heard!
When: Tuesday, July 21st at 11 a.m.
Where: Borough Hall, Room 213, 12055 Queens Boulevard, Jamaica
Host: Borough President Helen Marshall
Co-Hosts: Council Members John Liu, James Sanders, Jr. and Peter Vallone Jr.
About: New Ferry Service in Queens
The NYCDEC and NYCDOT have identified potential landing sites in Queens (map is attached).
As a member of the Queens community, your input on these and additional landing sites is vital to creating the best possible ferry service for all New Yorkers. Get involved as we transform our extensive waterways into "blue highways" for all to enjoy!
Christine C. Quinn
New York City Council
(Not sure why they're calling areas that already have ferry docks "potential landing sites" but let's humor them.)