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.
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!
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