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Astoria Ferry Schedule Announced Ahead of Next Week's Launch

By Katie Honan | August 22, 2017 6:51pm | Updated on August 24, 2017 10:59am
 The 'Lunch Box' rides into Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park as it takes an inaugural ride April 17, 2017.
The 'Lunch Box' rides into Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park as it takes an inaugural ride April 17, 2017.
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ASTORIA — The city on Tuesday released the schedule for the Astoria ferry route set to begin Aug. 29, with boats leaving every 25 minutes to Roosevelt Island, Long Island City, the East Side and Wall Street.

The route joins other NYC Ferry lines, including the popular Rockaway-to-Wall Street ferry that began May 1 to shuttle crowds to the beach on summer weekends.

The first boat will depart the 310 Astoria Blvd. landing at 6:30 a.m. and it take approximately 45 minutes to get to Wall Street.

The trip to Roosevelt Island will take around 10 minutes, and from there it's eight minutes to Gantry Plaza in Long Island City and an additional nine minutes to East 34th Street.

Boats will depart every 25 minutes, and the last boat will leave from both Astoria and Wall Street at 9:05 p.m.

The schedule is different on weekends, but service begins from Astoria at 6:30 a.m. every day. 

Astoria's landing has bike racks, a covered waiting area and restaurants. The M103, Q102, Q18 and Q19 buses travel close to the landing, between 27th Avenue and Second Street. 

"In less than four months, NYC Ferry has been a tremendous success, serving more than 1.4 million riders," Economic Development Corporation President James Patchett said.

Next year, NYC Ferry will launch routes from Soundview and the Lower East Side, bringing the total number of routes to six.

A one-way ferry ride costs $2.75 and allows a transfer to other NYC Ferry boats. It does not currently offer a free transfer to the MTA's subways or buses.

Check out the full schedule on NYC Ferry's website.

CORRECTION: This story originally incorrectly said the weekend and weekday schedules were identical. The story has been updated.