New York City is renowned for its world-class transit system, whether you’re traveling everywhere in the five boroughs on the subway, taking the scenic route across town on the bus, or zipping to appointments on the Citi Bike system. While you can easily jump on any of these choices from the One Manhattan Square condos, there’s another, perhaps more pleasant, way to travel from the Lower East Side—the NYC Ferry.
Get ready to ferry around NYC on these modern, comfortable, and convenient vessels with dockings in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and even Governors Island.
Within fifteen minutes from One Manhattan Square, you’ll find yourself queuing for the next sailing at Corlears Hook. Commuters will love the short rides to Midtown and Wall Street. Day-trippers will love that they can get to some of the most popular neighborhoods, like Long Island City, Greenpoint, and Williamsburg. Cyclists who’d like to forgo a strenuous pedal over bridges or long distances can even bring their bikes on board with just a $1 surcharge.
Take advantage of the short wait time and purchase your tickets on the easy-to-use NYC Ferry Services App or use one of the many automated kiosks. Once the ferry pulls in and the horn blows, get ready to board!
Here’s where the NYC Ferry really outshines other forms of transportation. The seats inside are comfortable, well-spaced, and include tables for you to catch up on work or enjoy something to eat or drink. Speaking of food and beverage, feel free to indulge in some options from the onboard Snack Bar, where you can get chips, nuts, and even an alcoholic beverage to enjoy. A post-work glass of rosé? Yes, please.
One of the most appealing parts about traveling around New York City via ferry has got to be the views. So, take your beverage upstairs to the outdoor deck that offers some of the most stunning skyline vistas as you glide past architectural landmarks and under historic bridges. Trust us, it’s better than any tour boat—and all for the price of a subway ride!
Now that you know how special the NYC Ferry system is, the only question that remains is where to go. Yes, the ferry is great for quick trips to visit friends or get to work. But with such a sprawling system and myriad stops, why not make a day trip out of it?
No need to pack up the car and head to New Jersey or Long Island for a beach day. Just pack your beach bag and grab a ferry to one of New York City’s favorite beaches. Experience the relaxed vibes and excellent cuisine of the ever-hip Rockaway Beach. In the summer of 2022, the NYC Ferry also anticipates a route to the iconic Coney Island, where the rides and boardwalk are almost as big a draw as the sun and sea.
Another option for ferry-accessible fun is island hopping on the East River and New York Harbor. First up is Governors Island, a sprawling recreation and entertainment area with amazing views of NYC. Over the last two decades, Governors Island has become a must-visit, thanks to its walking and biking. This island has become so popular that you can even go there to glamp for a night. For more views of the city with a lot of history, take a quick trip to Roosevelt Island.
No matter the destination or how you choose to cruise on the NYC Ferry, you’ll always be happy that it’s so close to home at the Lower East Side One Manhattan Square condos. Contact our sales team to learn more.