WATER TAXI SERVICE IN WILLIAMSBURG BEGINS
July 14 – Red Hook based New York Water Taxi (NYWT) will begin operating water taxi service at Schaefer Landing in Williamsburg (South Tenth Street) on Monday July 17th. The stop will be added to the company’s existing East River commuter route between Long Island City’s Hunter’s Point (home of Water Taxi Beach) and Manhattan’s East 34th Street and Pier 11. In addition, weekend service will connect Williamsburg to other waterfront neighborhoods including DUMBO, Red Hook, Greenwich Village and Chelsea
Commuter service will bring Williamsburg resident to Wall Street’s Pier 11 and East 34th Street in midtown and operate from 6:23am – 9:23am and 4:25pm – 7:49pm each business day that the NYSE is open. Commuter fares are as follows:
One-way ticket: $5.50
10-trip Pack: $49.50
Monthly Pass: $195.00 (unlimited trips)
To inaugurate the new service New York Water Taxi will allow commuters to ride for free during the last two weeks of July if they purchase a monthly pass for August. Monthly passes can be purchased at www.nywatertaxi.com or by calling 212-742-1969 beginning Thursday July 13th.
Tom Fox, president of New York Water Taxi stated “We look forward to providing residents of the rapidly developing Williamsburg waterfront community with convenient and reliable waterborne transportation service.”
Williamsburg residents will also enjoy convenient weekend service to Hunters Point and all other stops along the Company’s weekend hop-on / hop off route including East 34th Street,, South Street Seaport, Fulton Ferry Landing and Red Hook Brooklyn, Battery Park, World Financial Center, Christopher Street, West 23rd Street and West 44th Streets in Manhattan. The one-way fare is $10, and a two day hop-on / hop-off pass with unlimited use is $25.
Quickly becoming common sight in the Harbor, New York Water Taxi’s unique yellow catamarans sport black and white checks, are handicapped-accessible, offer comfortable climate-controlled interiors with upholstered seating and a small caf�/bar. The smaller Water Taxi’s s can travel at up to 28 mph and accommodate between 74 and 149 passengers on two decks. Operating commuter, tour and educational cruises New York Water Taxi carried 850,000 passengers in 2005.