Greenpoint ferry pier closed due to ‘unexpected’ problems

July 20, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
India Street ferry. Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan
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The city’s NYC Ferry service stopped running to Greenpoint on Thursday because of damage to its India Street Pier, which partially collapsed in 2014.

City Economic Development Corporation officials sent out an alert that service to the pier was suspended until further notice because of “unexpected landing maintenance,” according to the New York Post.

They wouldn’t reveal what was wrong with the pier or say how long repairs would take, the Post said. The pier’s gangway collapsed during a snowstorm in February 2014, just moments after passengers were walking on it. Documents reportedly showed that Billybey, a New Jersey-based company that operated the cross-East River ferries at the time in conjunction with NY Waterway, hadn’t inspected those portions of the pier that are underwater.

The ferry service has since been returned, per the Post.


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