Photo by Mitch Waxman


They asked, and you all answered.

Nearly 2,000 votes have been tallied, and the results of the recent customer survey put forth by the NYC DOT asking for ferry riders to voice their preference on 3 different choices of seating, are in.


Photo by Mitch Waxman


The new seating will be installed on board the 2 new 4,500 passenger capacity ferry boats slated to replace the Andrew J. Barberi, Samuel I. Newhouse and the much beloved John F. Kennedy in a few years.


Image via NYC DOT


A couple of months ago, the NYC DOT installed samples of the 3 seating options in the Whitehall terminal of the SI Ferry in lower Manhattan, for passengers to “test their tushies” on.

The winner? A resounding yes for seat-design “A”. Seat “A,” a faux wood bench, got 44% of votes and narrowly beat out Seat “B,” which got 43% of the vote, according to a spokesman for the DOT.

Did you get a chance to try out the seats? Which one did you vote for?

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posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee