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New Manhattan commuter ferry service to launch along Hudson River

The New York Water Taxi's newest route will set sail between Pier 84 alongside Hudson River Park and downtown's World Financial Center.

The New York Water Taxi's newest route will set sail between Pier 84 alongside Hudson River Park at West 44th Street and Brookfield Place near downtown's World Financial Center, offering rush hour services in both morning and evening commutes. Credit: John Roca/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images The New York Water Taxi's newest route will set sail between Pier 84 alongside Hudson River Park at West 44th Street and Brookfield Place near downtown's World Financial Center, offering rush hour services in both morning and evening commutes.
Credit: John Roca/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

If the rails and roads aren't cutting it for the commute between downtown and midtown manhattan, commuters can opt for a scenic route through Hudson River as of next week.

The New York Water Taxi launches its intra-Manhttan ferry service for regular riders along the Hudson on Monday, at a cost of $8 round-trip.

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The maiden voyage casts off from Pier 84 at 10 a.m. May 19.

The new route will set sail between Pier 84 alongside Hudson River Park at West 44th Street and Brookfield Place near downtown's World Financial Center.

River farers will get a chance to board the black-and-yellow-checkered boats for free for the first week, with morning and afternoon rush-hour services to be offered every 15 minutes Mondays through Fridays.

The privately owned New York Water Taxi already offers limited commuter services, sightseeing tours, charter rentals between both Hudson and East rivers.

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