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City Releases Schedule for Astoria Ferry Route Launching in August

By Jeanmarie Evelly | April 14, 2017 1:05pm | Updated on April 16, 2017 8:04pm
 The new Astoria ferry landing under construction at Hallets Point.
The new Astoria ferry landing under construction at Hallets Point.
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HALLETS POINT — The city released its schedule for the new Astoria ferry route that's slated to launch in August, with 30 departures to set sail from the neighborhood on weekdays and 23 on weekends, according to the timetable.

Boats on the route will start running from the new ferry landing on the Hallets Peninsula beginning at 6:30 a.m. each day, with the last departure slated for 8:30 p.m. on weekdays and 9:10 p.m. on weekends.

Departures during the peak morning commute are 20 minutes apart.

Riders will be able to connect to ferry stations in Roosevelt Island, Long Island City, East 34th Street and Wall Street. The whole trip to Lower Manhattan will take approximately 38 minutes, according to the schedule.

The last boat back to Astoria will leave Wall Street at 9:10 p.m. on weekdays and 10:50 p.m. on weekends.

Rides on the route — which is part of the new NYC Ferry system — will cost $2.75 each way, and there are no free transfers to the MTA's subways and buses.

The Astoria line will launch after service to Rockaway starts May 1 and a South Brooklyn route begins in June.

You can find the full Astoria schedule here.