A three-quarters-empty Hampton Jitney made its maiden voyage from Brooklyn to Montauk last week — yet despite the low turnout, the bus ride was a resounding success for at least one reason.
“It’s wonderful traveling with Brooklynites instead of snooty Hamptonites,” said Angela Rizzuti, a Henry Street resident who got on the Jitney at Cadman Plaza, where it made the last of its four Brooklyn stops on Friday afternoon.
Fellow rider Alexandra Von Stackelberg loved the convenience. “This is super. I go out every weekend,” she said.
Rizzuti and Von Stackelberg were two of three people who got on at the Cadman Plaza stop, joining just five people who had boarded at earlier stops in Park Slope and Boerum Hill.
Eight passengers might sound low to the average Brooklynite, but it was fine by Jitney officials.
“We’re psyched,” said Jitney spokeswoman Jennifer Friebely.
“Considering we made no advertisements, the fact we have what we have is a positive beginning.”
The Jitney plans to make four beach-bound stops in Brooklyn every Friday and return stops every Sunday until Labor Day.
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