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Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: A Fun, Relaxing Travel Alternative Around NYC

(The East River Ferry, a stone's throw from the Brooklyn Bridge.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

(The East River Ferry, a stone’s throw from the Brooklyn Bridge. Credit: Jay Lloyd)

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This week, on his New York City getaway, Jay Lloyd tries a fun, easy way to travel between the booming new-wave neighborhoods of Brooklyn and the old, established haunts of Manhattan.

 

by Jay Lloyd
KYW Newsradio 1060

I have waited underground for subways, jostled with crowds, and emerged a bit grimy at the trendy Brooklyn neighborhoods of “Dumbo” or Williamsburg.

Not this trip.

Andy Snider is a New Yorker who knows the subway system but sometimes prefers an alternative: the East River Ferry.
“It’s a novelty, it’s outside, it’s fresh air!” Snider advises.

It’s also quick, and it drops you right at the door of Brooklyn’s trendiest neighborhoods, restaurants, and shops.

The trip starts at the foot of Wall Street, in lower Manhattan.  Then it weaves through stops in Brooklyn and Long Island City in Queens before returning to midtown Manhattan at 34th Street.

“It gives me more motivation to go where I’m going,” says Snider.

And the ride is only $4.00.  An all-day pass is twelve bucks.

Transportation and sightseeing rolled into one!  It’s a great way to see the New York skyline from the water.

Get on board at eastriverferry.com.

 

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