Navy Yard ferry service opens amid criticism about city spending
The ferry's Astoria-to-Wall-Street route now includes a stop at the historic manufacturing center.
Amid mounting criticism of public spending for the NYC Ferry, it’s worth noting the city did not pay for the construction of the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s new pier and dock.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp. and the developers of Navy Yard office building Dock 72 jointly footed the approximately $8 million bill for the ferry facility, Navy Yard President and CEO David Ehrenberg told the Brooklyn Eagle.
The builders of 675,000-square-foot Dock 72 are the Navy Yard, developers Boston Properties and Rudin Management and coworking office provider WeWork.
Ferry service launched Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the historic Navy Yard, which has been transformed in recent years from a shut-down shipbuilding facility into a modern manufacturing hub populated by businesses that employ about 10,000 people.