Pier 6 Ferry Dock a “Go”

As we noted in a previous post, a new ferry stop near the foot of Atlantic Avenue is one of the locations from which expanded ferry service to and from Brooklyn will be considered at a hearing to be held at Kings County Community College tomorrow evening. Tomorrow morning, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will announce the construction of a “water taxi dock” at Pier 6, now being developed as part of Brooklyn Bridge Park and situated near Atlantic Avenue. According to the press release, “[T]he creation of the new dock will provide direct ferry service between Brooklyn Bridge Park and Governors Island.” Whether this will replace the free Saturday-only ferry from Fulton Landing, and whether it will be free, or run on a more frequent schedule, remains to be seen. Also, that the terminal is being called a “water taxi dock” raises the question whether New York Water Taxi, with its extensive service to Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Upstate, will stop there. We’ll keep you advised as more information becomes available.

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