Mayor Bill de Blasio announced expanded ferry service across the five boroughs in his State of the City address Tuesday, saying the rides will improve transportation as the city continues to grow.
The new ferry routes include Astoria, southern Brooklyn, the Lower East Side, Soundview in The Bronx and Rockaway Beach — and will cost the same amount as a subway ride, he announced.
The ferries will be run and funded by the city, and are expected to begin in 2017, a source said.
The mayor's office said the ferry expansion — which was first reported by DNAinfo New York Tuesday morning — was a way to accommodate the city's growing population.
It will cost $55 million, with plans to expand to Coney Island and Stapleton in Staten Island once more money is secured, the city said.
The city had already announced plans last November for a dock at the Astoria Cove development, which will be funded by the mayor's office, the Queens Borough President Melinda Katz's office and City Councilman Costa Constantinides.
Meanwhile, Peter Koo and Paul Vallone want some ferry love thrown their way.