East River Ferry Service Suspended in Greenpoint After Ramp Collapse

By Trevor Kapp on February 14, 2014 1:07pm 

 The dock ramp at the Greepoint hub for the East River Ferry collapsed Thursday morning, witnesses said.
The dock ramp at the Greepoint hub for the East River Ferry collapsed Thursday morning, witnesses said.
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GREENPOINT — East River Ferry service to and from Greenpoint will be suspended through at least the weekend following Thursday’s dock ramp collapse, the operator announced.

“We have people working on the situation & hope that it’ll be resolved next week. Extensive work needs to be done to the gangway,” @EastRiverFerry tweeted.

The ramp gave way during the vicious snowstorm Thursday, witnesses said, after the city was dumped with nine inches of snow.

No one was using the ramp at the time, according to City Council Member Stephen Levin, who represents Greenpoint.

“Thankful no one was harmed during East River Ferry ramp collapse this morning but troubled that lives were put @ risk," he tweeted.

“As a daily ferry rider, this has me nervous,” @SocialMia added on Twitter.

Ferry operator NY Waterway, which did not immediately respond to an inquiry, advised riders to check its Twitter and Facebook accounts for updates throughout the weekend.

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