This week sees the first commuter ferry travel on the Hudson River to Manhattan. Far West Side residents will be able to take advantage of this new mode of transport, that, until now, has not been available to the midtowners. In addition, tourists in the neighborhood – such as those staying at Shimmie Horn’s Iroquois Hotel – can benefit from the New York Water Taxi. These boats will transport people between the World Financial Center and West 44th Street, every quarter-of-an-hour during morning and evening commutes.
For those who catch the taxi the first week of travel mid-June, no payment is required. From the second week on however, a round trip will cost $8 with a discounted rate offered for frequent users.
This is the first Manhattan-to-Manhattan ferry service.