As reported last February, Roosevelt Island will be part of a new NYC East River Ferry route starting in spring/summer 2017 that will include Astoria, Long Island City North, Roosevelt Island, East 34th Street and Pier 11 / Wall Street.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will be conducting a Citywide Ferry Service outreach presentation to the Roosevelt Island community Wednesday, October 7 at 7:30 PM in the Good Shepherd Community Center (543 Main Street). The EDC Roosevelt Island ferry presentation is jointly sponsored by Community Board 8's (CB 8) Roosevelt Island Committee and the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA).
The NYC EDC conducted an outreach to the Astoria community last June. Here's video of the meeting. Questions had previously been raised by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) regarding how the Roosevelt Island ferry dock would be financed.
It appears those questions have been answered and funds for the Roosevelt Island ferry dock will come from NYC.
Roosevelt Island's NYC Council Member Ben Kallos comments:
Ferry service is what Roosevelt Islanders need for a faster commute. Thank you to EDC and the RIOC for partnership in providing this vital transportation infrastructure for the island.