NY Waterway steps up commuter services to Manhattan

Written by Nick Blenkey
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As more New York City businesses open up, ferry operator NY Waterway is ramping up ferry service between New Jersey and Manhattan, starting Monday, June 29.

In a letter to customers, founder and president Arthur E. Imperatore says that “in the coming weeks, we will do our best to get back to normal service whatever ‘normal’ will be.”

As a start, modified service will be added on the following routes:

  • Port Imperial in Weehawken, NJ and Midtown/West 39th Street in Manhattan.
  • Hoboken/NJ TRANSIT Terminal and Brookfield Place/Battery Park City.
  • Belford/Middletown in Monmouth County, with stops at Pier l1/Wall Street, Brookfield Place/Battery Park City and Midtown.

The company will also continue its current ferry service between Paulus Hook in Jersey City and Brookfield Place/Battery Park City.

NY Waterway has added extensive customer health safety measures including cleaning and sanitizing all ferries and buses after each trip (with complete sanitization each night) and sanitizing of our terminals several times a day; requiring that all customers and employees wear face coverings; and limiting ferry and bus capacity to 5O%, with seats labeled for social distanced seating (on all ferries and buses).

Free connecting bus service at the West 39th Street Ferry Terminal will be offered on two routes.

  • One route going east on 42nd Street and retuning west on 34th Street.
  • One route going east on 50th Street and retuming west on 57th Street.

“As more New York City companies call their employees back to work, we will expand service,” says Imperatore.

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