East River Ferry service extended through 2019

The East River Ferry will continue to operate through at least 2019, officials announced last week.

The East River Ferry will continue to operate through at least 2019, officials announced last week.

Originally scheduled to end next June, the ferry will continue to provide service along Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

Since the ferry’s launch in June 2011, it has carried nearly 3 million passengers. An average 100,000 passengers use the ferry every month.

“The East River Ferry has been a huge success and demonstrates the demand for efficient, affordable transit to points along the city’s waterfront,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement Friday.

Daily ferry service operates between East 34th Street and Pier 11 in Manhattan, Long Island City in Queens, Greenpoint, North Williamsburg, South Williamsburg and DUMBO Brooklyn.

With the service extension, passenger fares will remain $4 for a one-way weekend ticket and $140 for a weekday unlimited monthly pass.

Weekend ferry fare will be $6 a ride. Unlimited weekday and weekend passes are $160 per month.

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