Grand Street ferry stop will be closer to bandshell

Joe Hanania reports that at this week’s CB3 transportation meeting, EDC officials revealed that the proposed Grand Street ferry stop will likely not be quite on Grand Street when it opens for service in 2018.

Possible ferry stop location (from the Lo-Down).
Possible ferry stop location (from the Lo-Down).
The area just south of the bandshell is now cited as the most likely location because of additional room on the river and greater water depth. Joe explains that the dock would stick out perpendicularly into the East River to be able to hold two boats, so it’s important to have room for the shipping channel.

The new location is closer to the pedestrian bridge from the bandshell to Corlears Hook Park, providing better access to the several bus lines that connect Grand Street to the rest of Manhattan.

The Lo-Down reports that an environmental review is now underway, and public hearings on the proposal should be scheduled this fall.