New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Ashley Soley-Cerro

PIX11 NYC Ferry hits 1 million riders; celebration includes chance for free rides, update on Astoria route by Ashley Soley-Cerro

NYC Ferry hits 1 million riders; celebration includes chance for free rides, update on Astoria route

Locally, officials hope the Astoria route will help alleviate the inundated 7 train and help commuters traveling to and from Roosevelt Island.

“Roosevelt Island has waited generations for ferry service which will finally arrive this summer,” said Councilman Ben Kallos, who represents the area.