All aboard! Southern Brooklyn gets Governors Island ferry route

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The city is launching a seasonal stop to Governors Island for the South Brooklyn route of the citywide ferry. Locals will be able to cruise over to the island on weekends from each stop serving Southern Brooklyn, making the trip more accessible for locals who don’t typically trek out to the remote isle, said one community leader.

“Governor’s Island is an attraction that people would normally have to travel a long way to get to, and now people can go right from their neighborho­od,” said Josephine Beckmann, district manager of Community Board 10. “I think that’s wonderful.”

The seasonal voyage will launch on June 3, two days after South Brooklyn ferry service kicks off, and will run until October 1. For those departing from Dumbo, a Governor’s Island route will shove off on May 6, the first weekend after the launch of the East River route.

Ferries will run between the Red Hook and Brooklyn Bridge Park stops, which are nearest to the isle, and run from roughly 10 am to 7 pm.

Brooklynites traveling from the Bay Ridge and Sunset Park stops will simply have to hop on at their respective landings and enjoy a brief journey to Red Hook before heading over to Governors Island, while those departing from Dumbo will breeze over to the Atlantic Avenue stop before continuing on to the island.

A ride will run riders $2.75 per a journey.

Reach reporter Caroline Spivack at or by calling (718) 260–2523. Follow her on Twitter @carolinespivack.
Updated 5:59 pm, July 9, 2018
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Pedro Valdez Rivera Jr. from BS, BK, NY, US, formerly from WB, BK, NY, US says:
I will be certainly on board, assuming that there will be more than enough riders that are using the NYC Ferry Service to cover the operating costs. I'm cautiously optimistic about that and time will tell about that.
May 1, 2017, 10:49 am

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