Battery Park City Ferry Terminal
Ferry terminal
Battery Park City Ferry Terminal.jpg
The floating dock terminal, 2014
LocationAt Vesey Street
Manhattan, New York
United States
Coordinates40°42′54.6″N 74°1′2.6″W / 40.715167°N 74.017389°W / 40.715167; -74.017389Coordinates: 40°42′54.6″N 74°1′2.6″W / 40.715167°N 74.017389°W / 40.715167; -74.017389
Operated byPort Authority of New York and New Jersey
Line(s)NY Waterway, Liberty Water Taxi
ConnectionsBus transport New York City Bus local routes M9, M20
Construction
Disabled accessHandicapped/disabled access
History
Opened1989 (original landing)
2009 (current terminal)
Services
"boat icon" Ferry services
Preceding station   NY Waterway   Following station
Hoboken Terminal   Hoboken Terminal–WFC ferry   Terminus
Hoboken 14th Street   14th Street–WFC ferry   Terminus
Belford Harbor   Belford Harbor–WFC ferry   Terminus
Paulus Hook Terminal   Paulus Hook–WFC ferry   Terminus
Weehawken Port Imperial   Port Imperial–WFC ferry   Terminus
Harborside   Harborside–WFC ferry   Terminus
Terminus   Pier 11–WFC peak shuttle   Pier 11/Wall Street
Preceding station   Liberty Water Taxi   Following station
Warren Street
towards Liberty Landing Marina
  Liberty State Park ferry   Terminus
  Future service  
NYC Ferry
Terminus
St. George
Beginning 2020
Terminus

The Battery Park City Ferry Terminal is a passenger ferry terminal in Battery Park City, Manhattan, serving ferries along the Hudson River in New York City and northeastern New Jersey. It provides slips to ferries, water taxis, and sightseeing boats in the Port of New York and New Jersey. The floating dock[1] is moored at the foot of Vesey Street.[2]

There are four bow-loading and two side loading slips at the terminal. The mono-hull structure is the largest of its type in the world, covering 0.75 acres (0.30 ha) acres, its two towers anchored to bedrock 75 feet below the water's surface.[3] It is near the World Financial Center, and as such, is also called the World Financial Center Terminal or WFC Ferry Terminal.

History

Regular ferry service between lower Manhattan and the Village of Communipaw (in today's Jersey City) dates back to at least 1661 with the founding of the Communipaw ferry during the Dutch colonial period.[4] The Jersey City Ferry began service in July 1764[5] between Paulus Hook to Mesier's dock, which was located at the foot of Courtland Street. Both ferries continued to operate into the 19th and 20th centuries and docked at Liberty Street Ferry Terminal and the Cortland Street Ferry Depot respectively. When these ferry slips were closed in the 1950s and 1960s they were demolished and the slips were filled in to create Battery Park City. In 1986 NY Waterway restarted ferry service across the Hudson River and a ferry slip was opened at Battery Park City in 1989.[6]

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey commissioned the construction of the current terminal, which opened in 2009, and replaced the landing, to which service began in 1989.[7][8][9][10][11]

Service

NY Waterway and Liberty Water Taxi[12] operate services to the terminal. Goldman Sachs commissions two ferries between its offices on either side of the river, which are used by both employees and non-employees.[13][14][15] SeaStreak operates peak hour shuttle service to Pier 11/Wall Street for connecting service to the Raritan Bayshore.[16] Service on the St. George route of the NYC Ferry system will begin in 2020.[17][18][19][20]

Since June 2013, ferries using the terminal, in accordance with the previously disregarded Rule 34(a)(i) (which prescribes maneuvering and warning signals[21]), sound their horns to indicate their actions, creating what many local residents perceive as noise pollution.[22][23]

Route Transfers (paid)
Battery Park City Ferry Terminal
at World Financial Center
[24]
Hudson River Park at Vesey Street
Battery Park City, Manhattan
New York City Transit M20 bus
Downtown Connection bus (free transfer)
To Notes
Weehawken Port Imperial[25]
Weehawken
peak service Hudson Bergen Light Rail
New Jersey Transit bus
NY Waterway buses
14th Street
[26]
Hoboken
peak service New Jersey Transit bus
Hoboken Terminal[27]
Hoboken
full service Port Authority Trans Hudson
Hudson Bergen Light Rail
NJT & MTA rail
Hudson Place bus terminal
Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal[28][14]
Exchange Place, Paulus Hook, Jersey City
full service PATH
Hudson Bergen Light Rail
New Jersey Transit bus
New York Waterway shuttle
Liberty Harbor[29]
Marin Boulevard, Paulus Hook, Jersey City
peak service Hudson Bergen Light Rail
Liberty Landing Marina[30]
Hudson River Waterfront Walkway
Liberty State Park, Jersey City
via Warren Street
at Morris Canal Basin, Paulus Hook
weekday and seasonal weekend service
Ellis Island-Liberty Island ferry[31][32]
Belford Harbor[33]
Raritan Bayshore, Monmouth County
peak service via The Narrows & Upper Bay
Harborside[34]
Jersey City
rush hour service PATH Exchange Place
Hudson Bergen Light Rail
New Jersey Transit bus
Pier 11 at Wall Street


peak service connecting service to SeaStreak
Raritan Bayshore routes
Future service planned for 2020
West Midtown/Pier 79
Hudson River Park, 39th Street at 12th Avenue, Manhattan
Begins 2020[17][18][19][20] NY Waterway
M42 and M50 buses
St. George Terminal
1 Bay Street, St. George, Staten Island
Staten Island Ferry to Whitehall Terminal, Manhattan
Staten Island Railway
S40, S42, S44, S46, S48, S51, S52, S61, S62, S66, S74, S76, S78, S81, S84, S86, S90, S91, S92, S94, S96 and S98 buses

See also

References

  1. ^ Dunlap, David W. (June 6, 2008). "This Ferry Terminal Will Come to You". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-11-23.
  2. ^ Uhlig, Mark A. (May 5, 1988). "Site in Manhattan is Chosen for New Ferry Terminal". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-11-23.
  3. ^ "Battery Park City Ferry Terminal". McClaren Engineering Group. Retrieved 2012-01-31.
  4. ^ Railroad Ferries of the Hudson: And Stories of a Deckhand, by, Raymond J. Baxter, Arthur G. Adams, pg. 46 ,1999, Fordham University Press, 978-0823219544
  5. ^ History of the County of Hudson, New Jersey: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, Charles Hardenburg Winfield, pg. 243-246, Kennard & Hay Stationery M'fg and Print. Company, 1874
  6. ^ Uhlig, Mark A. (May 5, 1988). "Site in Manhattan is Chosen for New Ferry Terminal". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-11-23.
  7. ^ "NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART FERRY TERMINAL TO OPEN IN BATTERY PARK CITY ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18" (Press release). PorT Authority of New York and New Jersey. March 17, 2009.
  8. ^ Ohrstrom, Lysandra (June 6, 2008), "Bigger, Better Battery Park Ferry Terminal Finally Arriving", New York Observer, archived from the original on June 16, 2011
  9. ^ "Battery Park City Ferry Terminal". Project Gallery. Birdair. Archived from the original on 2010-08-17. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  10. ^ "International Achievement Awards". Battery Park City Ferry Terminal. IFIA Publications. Archived from the original on 5 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
  11. ^ Dunlap, David W. (March 17, 2009), "Downtown Gets a New Ferry Terminal", New York Times
  12. ^ Statue Cruises|Liberty Water Taxi
  13. ^ McGeehan, Patrick (February 19, 2013). "Public May Use New Goldman Sachs Ferries on Hudson". The New York Times.
  14. ^ a b McGeehan, Patrick (March 4, 2011). "Goldman's Own Ferries Will Ply the Hudson". The New York Times.
  15. ^ McGeehan, Patrick (August 1, 2010), "Neighbors Press Goldman Sachs on Ferry Noise", New York Times, retrieved 2011-03-06
  16. ^ "Seastreak". Seastreak. Archived from the original on 9 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-06.
  17. ^ a b "Routes and Schedules: St. George". NYC Ferry.
  18. ^ a b "NYC Ferry is adding 2 new routes". am New York. January 10, 2019. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  19. ^ a b Plitt, Amy (January 10, 2019). "NYC Ferry will launch service to Staten Island, Coney Island". Curbed NY. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  20. ^ a b "2020-2021 Expansion". New York City Ferry Service. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  21. ^ "Rule 34 Maneuvering and Warning Signals". Navigation Rules. Navigation Center United States Coast Guard US Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 2013-07-31.
  22. ^ Paumgarten, Nick (July 29, 2012). "On the Waterfront: Kayaktivist". The New Yorker. pp. 21–22. Retrieved 2013-07-31.
  23. ^ Lewak, Doree (July 29, 2014). "Unruly ferry horns driving away residents in Battery Park City". New York Post.
  24. ^ WFC routes
  25. ^ WFC/Port Imperial schedule
  26. ^ BPC-WFC-14th Street schedule
  27. ^ BPC/WFC-Hoboken Terminal schedule
  28. ^ BPC-WFC/Paulus Hook schedule scheudle
  29. ^ BPC/WFC-Liberty Harbor schdule
  30. ^ Liberty Landing Marina
  31. ^ Ellis Island and Liberty Island Ferry Map
  32. ^ http://www.statuecruises.com/ferry-service/welcome.aspx
  33. ^ BPC/WFC-Belford schedule
  34. ^ Harborside schedule

External links

  • Media related to Battery Park City Ferry Terminal at Wikimedia Commons