Mitchell Moss of NYU said transport was as important to reducing inequality in the city as education.
Mayor de Blasio announced the expansion of ferry service to include many new areas of the city.
The rush-hour service will run from Pier 84 to Brookfield Place.
Weekday service on the Rockaway ferry has been extended through Labor Day weekend.
Originally a three-year pilot program, the city hopes to continue the service until at least 2019.
Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance's Parade of Boats will bring dozens of ships to the harbor.
Rep. Michael Grimm asked that a new boat be named after the former mayor.
The city is looking to replace three of its largest Staten Island Ferries and modify three others.
Statue Cruises offers a special Thursday night trip to the Statue of Liberty.
Make travel part of the fun with boat getaways, from Red Hook to Martha's Vineyard.
Lower Manhattan offers plenty of places to sail, swim, kayak and cruise this summer.
Starting June 25, the ferries will cost $4 for one ride or $140 for a monthly pass.
The memorial foundation will withhold memorial tickets from tour companies that don't cooperate.
Statue Cruises hopes to convince tour bus operators to drop passengers at a ferry terminal in New Jersey.
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