Council Member Levine Renews Call for West Harlem Ferry

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** October 15, 2018

CONTACT: Jake Sporn // 917-842-5748 // jsporn@council.nyc.gov  

City Hall, NY – As the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) finalizes its 2018 NYC Ferry feasibility study, Council Member Mark Levine wrote a letter calling for the establishment of ferry service at the West 125th Street Piers and across the Hudson River to New Jersey.

“A ferry network with stops on the west side of Manhattan and uptown would help reduce crowding on the increasingly over-packed 1 and A trains, stimulate economic activity, and remove countless fume-spewing vehicles from our streets” said Council Member Mark Levine. “As residential and commercial growth continues up and down the west side, and with key infrastructure already in place at West 125th Street, investing in ferry service now is a sensible step to address the need for an additional transportation hub. As New York City embarks on a new phase of ferry expansion through the five boroughs, Northern Manhattan shouldn’t be ignored again.”

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