Published by on Apr 11, 2024 | Infrastructure
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NYC Ferry announced today a record-setting start to the year, with more than 1,081,878 riders traveling onboard the system between January 1 and March 31, 2024. Comparatively, last year’s annual ridership record during this period, reached 1,009,017 passengers, marking a strong outset to the 2024 spring season. The fast start to 2024 exceeds 2023 by more than 7% during the same period while surpassing pre-pandemic 2019 by 42.05%, or 320,252 riders. Between January and March 2024, the East River, Astoria, Soundview, and St. George routes each exceeded 2023, with the East River Route serving an increase of more than 41,455 passengers.

“NYC Ferry is off to another record-breaking start to the year as we continue to see more and more New Yorkers utilize our ferry system and waterways,” said NYCEDC President & CEO Andrew Kimball. “NYC Ferry and NYCEDC are moving full steam ahead as we continue to create a more accessible, equitable and fiscally sustainable ferry system for all New Yorkers to enjoy.”

“We are thrilled to kick off 2024 with such remarkable momentum for NYC Ferry,” said Tim O’Brien, Senior Vice President, Ferries and Transportation for Hornblower Group. “The record-breaking ridership figures underscore the continued demand for accessible, reliable, and efficient transportation options in New York City. As we move forward, we remain committed to supporting Mayor Adam’s Ferry Forward program and working alongside NYCEDC to serve the needs of New Yorkers and its communities.”

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As you know, last summer Governor Cuomo resigned, when he was accused and practically abandoned by all his friends, politicians, and community groups, whom he had helped in the past. These so-called friends, and groups that were all too happy to kiss his ring, joined the “cancel culture” environment, that plaques us all, without due process, they washed their hands with a dismissive attitude, sending the message “Crucify him, crucify him”.

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TL;DR: Key Points on the New York Rangers’ Playoff Potential

  • The Rangers lead the Metropolitan Division with a 45-20-4 record and 94 points, demonstrating their dominance in the NHL.
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