Battery Park City Ferry Terminal

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World Financial Center or Battery Park City Ferry Terminal north side.JPG
View to north showing North Cove, BPC Ferry Terminal, and New York Mercantile Exchange at World Financial Center

The Battery Park City Ferry Terminal provides slips to ferries, water taxis, and sightseeing boats in the Port of New York and New Jersey. The floating dock[1] is located on the Hudson River and moored at the foot of Vesey Street in Hudson River Park in Battery Park City, Manhattan.[2] It is near the World Financial Center, which in local nomenclature lends it name to such terms as World Financial Center ferry, WFC Ferry Terminal and the like used before and since the opening.

Commissioned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey which owns it, the facility opened 2009 to replace a landing to which service began in 1989.[3][4][5][6][7] 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.[8]

The terminal is used by private operators NY Waterway, which originally started service in 1989,[9] and Liberty Water Taxi.[10] Goldman Sachs commissions two ferries between its offices on either side of the river, which are used by both employees and non-employees.[11][12][13] SeaStreak operates peak hour shuttle service to Pier 11/Wall Street for connecting service to the Raritan Bayshore.[14]

Since June 2013, ferries using the terminal, in accordance with the previously disregarded Rule 34(a)(i) (which prescribes maneuvering and warning signals[15]), sound their horns to indicate their actions, creating what many local residents perceive as noise pollution.[16]

Service[edit]

route paid transfers
Battery Park City Ferry Terminal
at World Financial Center
[17]
Hudson River Park at Vesey Street
Battery Park City, Manhattan
MTA bus M20 bus
Downtown Connection bus
to
notes
Weehawken Port Imperial[18]
Weehawken
peak service Hudson Bergen Light Rail
New Jersey Transit bus
NY Waterway buses
14th Street
[19]
Hoboken
peak service New Jersey Transit bus
Hoboken Terminal[20]
Hoboken
full service Port Authority Trans Hudson
Hudson Bergen Light Rail
NJT & MTA rail
Hudson Place bus terminal
Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal[21][22]
Exchange Place, Paulus Hook, Jersey City
full service PATH
Hudson Bergen Light Rail
New Jersey Transit bus
New York Waterway shuttle
Liberty Harbor[23]
Marin Boulevard, Paulus Hook, Jersey City
peak service Hudson Bergen Light Rail
Liberty Landing Marina[24]
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[25][26]
Belford Harbor[27]
Raritan Bayshore, Monmouth County
peak service via The Narrows & Upper Bay
Pier 11 at Wall Street


peak service connecting service to SeaStreak
Raritan Bayshore routes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Ohrstrom, Lysandra (June 6, 2008), "Bigger, Better Battery Park Ferry Terminal Finally Arriving", New York Observer 
  5. ^ "Battery Park City Ferry Terminal". Project Gallery. Birdair. Retrieved 2010-05-18. 
  6. ^ "International Achievement Awards". Battery Park City Ferry Terminal. IFIA Publications. Archived from the original on 5 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-18. [dead link]
  7. ^ Dunlap, David W. (March 17, 2009), "Downtown Gets a New Ferry Terminal", New York Times 
  8. ^ "Battery Park City Ferry Terminal". McClaren Engineering Group. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  9. ^ Uhlig, Mark A. (May 5, 1988). "Site in Manhattan is Chosen for New Ferry Terminal". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-11-23. 
  10. ^ Statue Cruises|Liberty Water Taxi
  11. ^ McGeehan, Patrick (February 19, 2013). "Public May Use New Goldman Sachs Ferries on Hudson". The New York Times. 
  12. ^ McGeehan, Patrick (March 4, 2011). "Goldman's Own Ferries Will Ply the Hudson". The New York Times. 
  13. ^ McGeehan, Patrick (August 1, 2010), "Neighbors Press Goldman Sachs on Ferry Noise", New York Times, retrieved 2011-03-06 
  14. ^ "Seastreak". Seastreak. Archived from the original on 9 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-06. 
  15. ^ "Rule 34 Maneuvering and Warning Signals". Navigation Rules. Navigation Center United States Coast Guard US Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  16. ^ Paumgarten, Nick (July 29, 2012). "On the Waterfront: Kayaktivist". The New Yorker. pp. 21–22. Retrieved 2013-07-31. 
  17. ^ WFC routes
  18. ^ WFC/Port Imperial schedule
  19. ^ BPC-WFC-14th Street schedule
  20. ^ BPC/WFC-Hoboken Terminal schedule
  21. ^ BPC-WFC/Paulus Hook schedule scheudle
  22. ^ McGeehan, Patrick (March 4, 2011). "Goldman's Own Ferries Will Ply the Hudson". The New York Times. 
  23. ^ BPC/WFC-Liberty Harbor schdule
  24. ^ Liberty Landing Marina
  25. ^ Ellis Island and Liberty Island Ferry Map
  26. ^ http://www.statuecruises.com/ferry-service/welcome.aspx
  27. ^ BPC/WFC-Belford schedule

Coordinates: 40°42′54.6″N 74°1′2.6″W / 40.715167°N 74.017389°W / 40.715167; -74.017389