July 22: NYC Commuter Ferry Service Meeting at Kingsborough

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City Councilman Michael Nelson will be hosting the NYC Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and the NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) at Kingsborough Community College (KBCC) for a meeting. The meeting, to be held on July 22, will be to introduce the city’s effort to expand ferry service from additional areas in Brooklyn.

The Comprehensive Citywide Ferry Study flyer asks New Yorkers to attend the meeting to let them know if there are more than 11 possible ferry landing locations in Brooklyn that might have been overlooked.  Zetlin Consultants, the firm hired by the city to examine the issue, is looking at Sheepshead Bay, Floyd Bennett Field, Coney Island, and Bay Ridge – among other sites – for possible ferry launch sites.

Councilman Nelson is currently advocating for such ferry service out of Sheepshead Bay, but is holding back full support until more information is available regarding parking, cost, duration of the trip, and other practicalities such as whether it will be necessary to dredge the bay to offer services.

Even though KBCC is known as being out in the boondocks, let’s hope that doesn’t dissuade people from attending this important meeting. We suggest that you take public transportation. It’s a cool walk from the subway or take the bus that stops about two blocks from the college.

Brooklyn Public Meeting
Comprehensive Citywide Ferry Study
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Rm. U219/U200
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
7 p.m.