It's true!

Jun. 7th, 2010 09:55 am
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I've been saying this for years. Piers exist at a lot more points than we use them, and using them could open up whole tracts of western Queens and Brooklyn to short, easy commutes to Manhattan.

Date: 2010-06-07 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kent-allard-jr.livejournal.com
Agreed. Trips on the Staten Island Ferry are delightful and they go to Staten Island (shudder). Frequent water shuttles to places worth visiting would be even better.

Date: 2010-06-07 03:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chuckro.livejournal.com
I'm rather ambivalent on ferries in general. The ferry to Manhattan leaves from right next to my building, but it's more expensive than the PATH and not significantly faster. I've never bothered to take it.

Also, I can't help but think, "This plan is beautiful, it's rich, it's got HUGE...tracts of western Queens and Brooklyn."

Date: 2010-06-07 05:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cbreakr.livejournal.com
I'll give this a fuck yeah

Date: 2010-06-08 12:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moonlightalice.livejournal.com
Only if they're not more price-gouging private companies. The ferry right now is *expensive*. If it were part of the MTA, though...yeah!

Date: 2010-06-08 01:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigscary.livejournal.com
The $5 they charge for the east river route is, the few times I've taken it (rather than one of their special free routes), a bit much, but you do pick up a good 30 minutes each way over the subway, so I wouldn't accuse them of gouging.

Date: 2010-06-08 11:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moonlightalice.livejournal.com
Huh. I remember looking into the ones from Jersey when I lived there and that was more like $15.

Date: 2010-06-09 01:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bigscary.livejournal.com
Goodness. That is quite a lot and way more than it should be.

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