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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Coney Ferry service study

Bay News excerpt -

Ahoy, Coney Island! The city is looking at three sites around the neighborhood that could one day become a new commuter ferry’s port o’ call.

“Finding alternative transportation options is an ongoing part of the city’s efforts to create more accessible and attractive neighborhoods,” New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth Pinsky said this week. “Ferry service in Coney Island could serve as a complement to the residential and commercial development that will occur in Coney Island over the coming years as part of the Coney Island Comprehensive Plan.”

Sites being considered for new docking facilities include Coney Island Creek, adjacent to Kaiser Park, Steeplechase Pier across from KeySpan Park, and West 8th Street adjacent to the New York Aquarium -- site of the old “Iron Pier.”

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