Civic News
Economics / Transportation

East River Ferry to add Brooklyn Navy Yard stop ⛴️

Transportation is the biggest complaint of people working at the Navy Yard. The new dock should open in 2018.

A rendering of the ferry terminal at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. (Image courtesy of NYCEDC)

In what could be a significant development for the growing tech hub the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced earlier this week that a stop on the East River Ferry would be added there.

With transportation to and from the Navy Yard the most frequently cited complaint from people working there, this seems like a big deal.

“We can’t wait!” 1776NY director Rachel Haot said when reached by email.

But, in fact, they might have to, as the Brooklyn Paper is reporting that the stop won’t be added until 2018.

“The newly revealed Navy Yard stop will join the existing East River Ferry route — which sails between Dumbo and Greenpoint — and won’t open until 2018,” according to the paper. “The Fort Greene former shipyard will also house the new ferry system’s ‘home port,’ where operator Hornblower will dock, refuel, and maintain its 20-vessel fleet, DeBlasio said.”

The addition of the stop would be another win for the Navy Yard, which is already attracting top-level tech companies, both at 1776 and next door, at New Lab. The Navy Yard hopes for that momentum to continue, with the upcoming opening of Building 77.

Companies: 76 Forward / New Lab / Brooklyn Navy Yard
Series: Brooklyn

Before you go...

Please consider supporting Technical.ly to keep our independent journalism strong. Unlike most business-focused media outlets, we don’t have a paywall. Instead, we count on your personal and organizational support.

3 ways to support our work:
  • Contribute to the Journalism Fund. Charitable giving ensures our information remains free and accessible for residents to discover workforce programs and entrepreneurship pathways. This includes philanthropic grants and individual tax-deductible donations from readers like you.
  • Use our Preferred Partners. Our directory of vetted providers offers high-quality recommendations for services our readers need, and each referral supports our journalism.
  • Use our services. If you need entrepreneurs and tech leaders to buy your services, are seeking technologists to hire or want more professionals to know about your ecosystem, Technical.ly has the biggest and most engaged audience in the mid-Atlantic. We help companies tell their stories and answer big questions to meet and serve our community.
The journalism fund Preferred partners Our services
Engagement

Join our growing Slack community

Join 5,000 tech professionals and entrepreneurs in our community Slack today!

Trending

Get a snapshot of Baltimore's latest housing, job and business trends with this new easy-access tool

Technically Media