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I live in Brooklyn. But although the island park is a mere 400 yards from the Brooklyn shoreline, if I want to take a trip to Governors Island on a weekday, I have to take the train to Manhattan to board the ferry to Governors Island.

Now, some politicians are bucking to change that.

Photo via Capital New York.


Gothamist: Councilman Brad Lander—along with Rep. Nydia Velazquez, Assembywoman Jo Anne Simon, State Senator Daniel Squadron and councilmembers Steve Levin and Margaret Chin—last week penned a letter to Mayor de Blasio [pdf] urging him to improve Brooklyn’s limited access to the island and all it holds, suggesting that an easy solution would be to simply extend the East River Ferry — only an additional $2 million a year!

Governors Island from Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn Heights. Photo by Joe Mabel via wikipedia


What do you think Brooklynites? Will we ever be able to hop on a ferry-boat to Governors Island from our home borough?

Read more from Gothamist here…


by Mai Armstrong from the Working Harbor Committee

Before there was the African Queen,
before there was the East River Ferry and
the NYC Ferry plan, there was Liemba!

A ferry connecting communities and people
with work on the great Lake Tanganyika.

Come see this warming and entertaining documentary
about the 100-year-old vessel; its history,
interviews with the people who run and use it;
and hear the marvelous sound track
of East Africa music.


Special Guest Speakers

James Wong,
Director of Ferries, NYC Economic Development Corp.

Rick Spilman,
Nautical novelist and founder of the Old Salt Blog


Tuesday 31 March 2015
Program: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
8 p.m. to 9 p.m. beverages & food served after the event
Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.

Community Church of New York
40 East 35th Street (btwn Madison & Park)
New York, NY 10016

Tickets: $25 Adults
Seniors (62+); students: $20

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For further info, contact

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