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NYC Ferry Service Sees Temporary Cuts, Permanent Changes

Service modifications on NYC Ferry service went into effect Monday, including modifications enacted in response to the COVID-19 crisis along with permanent changes intended to improve system-wide efficiency and cost savings.

Having already been reduced by 30% since March 23 in response to low ridership during the pandemic, service is now temporarily cut back by an additional 20%, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) said.

On a more permanent basis, NYC Ferry has reconfigured three routes: the Lower East Side, South Brooklyn and Soundview. This will allow NYC Ferry to continue serving all existing landings at a lower cost, according to NYCEDC.

“We are also happy to reaffirm our commitment to expansion in Staten Island, Coney Island and Throgs Neck, areas where New Yorkers have endured notoriously long commutes,” said James Patchett, president and CEO of NYCEDC. “We look forward to NYC Ferry service arriving in these locations next year.”

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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