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East River Ferry Service to Launch With Free Rides

The East River Ferry is launching on June 13, but riders will not have to begin paying until June 25. For 12 days there will be free ferry service with stops in Long Island City, 34th Street in Manhattan, Greenpoint, North Williamsburgh, DUMBO, and Pier 11 at Wall Street in Manhattan. See DNA info for more…

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MTA Set To Order 328 Buses From Nova

328 new low-floor articulated clean diesel buses will be delivered to the MTA beginning this summer. Read more at 2nd Avenue Sagas…

“According to the board documents, these new articulated buses will be delivered from August 2011 through April 2013, and some bus routes may see less service as a result.”

via MTA set to order 328 buses from Nova :: Second Ave. Sagas.

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East River Ferry Service Maiden Voyage Coming In June

Starting June 13 the East River Ferry will begin running regular service across the East River. However, the only 2 stops in Manhattan will be at Wall Street and 34th Street. Curbed has details on all the stops and schedules…

“The two deck, 74-foot ferries that can hold up to 100 people are going to be running on a commuter’s schedule, operating from 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. every twenty minutes (weekend service is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with additional stops at Atlantic Avenue and Governors Island). The main challenge is going to be getting people to fork over the $4 per ride or the $140 for a monthly pass.”

via East River Ferry Service Maiden Voyage Coming in June – Waterfront Watch – Curbed NY.

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Assemblyman Latimer Hears Public Grievances About Metro North New Haven Line

The Metro North New Haven line is plagued by delays and cancellations, even in normal weather conditions. The Patch has a detailed report on the recent public forum hosted by State Assemblyman George Latimer where these and other issues were addressed…

“Latimer—whose 91st District comprises most of the communities on the New Haven line—listened to a range of complaints from aggrieved passengers, ranging from minor annoyances to major interruptions in service. Although each person’s experience was different, one thing unified them all: no one had just one complaint.”

via Latimer Hears Public Grievances About the Metro-North New Haven Line – Larchmont-Mamaroneck, NY Patch.

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Do The New NYC Taxis Discriminate Against The Disabled?

Turns out the Taxi of Tomorrow, the first taxicab specially built for use in New York City,  may violate parts of the Americans With Disabiliies Act. Read more at Gothamist…

“Though one of the initial goals of the Taxi of Tomorrow program was “universal accessibility for persons with disabilities” the TLC eventually settled on a Nissan model that is not wheelchair accessible (versus the Karsan design, which is), a development which irritated many.”

via Do NYC Taxis Discriminate Against the Disabled?: Gothamist.

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See Original Penn Station Photos At Grand Central

As plans are being considered for the new Moynihan Station at 34th Street, the NYC Transit Museum Annex at Grand Central is showing pictures of the original Penn Station, now through October 30th…

“The station was demolished above ground in 1964 to make way for Madison Square Garden. But underground it has continued to function uninterrupted for 100 years.”

via MTA – Transit Museum.

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Grand Central May Get Apple Store

Apple may be coming to Grand Central Terminal in the space currently housed by Metrazur Restaurant. The Wall Street Journal has the story…

“If Apple inks a deal to put a store in the train terminal, it would be company’s fifth Manhattan retail location. It would also be among the most challenging. The terminal is a city landmark, so any changes to the interior must be approved by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. At 15,230 square feet, the space the MTA is putting up for rent is small compared to Apple’s other Manhattan locations.”

via Grand Central Apple Store Seed Planted –