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All aboard! Southern Brooklyn gets Governors Island ferry route • Brooklyn Paper

All aboard! Southern Brooklyn gets Governors Island ferry route

Web of routes: The city is adding a Governors Island route for Southern Brooklyn ferries starting on June 3.
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Ferry good news!

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 cspivack@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2523. Follow her on Twitter @carolinespivack.

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