Brooklyn, NY According to the de Blasio Administration and the New York City Economic Development Corp., (NYCEDC) the Citywide Ferry Service ferry landing for Red Hook will be located at Atlantic Basin. The Red Hook ferry landing is part of the South Brooklyn route which is scheduled to launch during summer 2017. The landing is projected to serve over 6,000 residents that live within a half-mile radius, including families in NYCHA’s Red Hook Houses.
“It’s full steam ahead for the launch of Citywide Ferry Service next year. Families and businesses in Red Hook have needed better transit options for decades. We’re changing that. When ferry service begins out of Atlantic Basin, thousands more people will have a fast and affordable way to connect with their city,” said mayor Bill de Blasio.
“By locating the Red Hook Citywide Ferry Service landing at Atlantic Basin, we will provide a reliable and affordable transportation alternative for a community that has historically had limited transit options,” said NYCEDC president Maria Torres-Springer. “EDC appreciates all of the support from community residents, elected officials, and partner agencies, including the Port Authority, the U.S. Coast Guard, borough president Adams, congresswoman Velázquez, council member Menchaca, Community Board 6, NY Rising and Portside.”
The site was selected based on extensive environmental review and engagement with residents and elected officials of the Red Hook community. NYCEDC will work in coordination with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) as it sites the Red Hook ferry landing in Atlantic Basin. In 2014 the Red Hook—NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program released a report with recommendations for ferry infrastructure at or near Atlantic Basin.
The landing is projected to serve over 6,000 residents that live within a half-mile radius, including many families that reside in NYCHA’s Red Hook Houses. The pedestrian entrance to the landing will be located at the intersection of Pioneer and Conover Sts. The location is just a short walk to the growing cluster of restaurants, retailers and artists located along the Van Brunt St. commercial corridor. Additionally, the site is adjacent to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, one of the city’s terminals for embarkation and debarkation of cruise ships.