NYC Water Taxi, New York City

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    New York Water Taxi
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    NEW YORK WATER TAXI - NYWT

    by LoriPori Updated May 14, 2013

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    New York Water Taxi

    A water taxi service NEW YORK WATER TAXI offers commuter and sightseeing service mainly to points along the East River and Hudson River.
    NYWT has been operating since 2002, beginning with a fleet of five distinctive black and yellow checkered vessels. Today, they have a 12 vessel fleet.

    Boat Stops:
    West 44th Street - Pier 84 - Mid Manhattan
    Christopher Street - Pier 45 - Greenwich Village
    Battery Park - Slip 6 - Lower Manhattan
    South Street Seaport - Pier 17 - Financial District
    Dumbo, Fulton Ferry - Pier 1 - Brooklyn

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    Getting across the Hudson

    by Bunsch Written Apr 2, 2008

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    For years, I assumed that it was too difficult to get from Manhattan to any of the northern New Jersey suburbs. Both the subway-to-the-GW bus and the water taxis only get you over the river but not through the woods. The trip thus invariably involves a visit to the Port Authority, and I have a real aversion to that place. But having a family member living in Fair Lawn made me suck it up and figure things out, and I've now survived several trips from the city to the 'burbs via New Jersey Transit. Considering that taxi fare runs about a hundred bucks, the modest $4.40 tariff is laughable; even factoring in the multiple stops en route, the time value of money is a strong factor in favor of the bus.

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    Water Taxi

    by Mikebb Written Aug 4, 2007

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    On The Hudson River
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    As you move around the Manhattan shoreline you will see water taxis here and there. The ones we saw were bright yellow like the road taxis, but on water there is rarely a traffic jam. We took a Circle Line Ferry Cruise and had no need for a water taxi, but it would be a nice way to travel.

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    Ride the Waves

    by von.otter Written May 9, 2010

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    The New York Water Taxi offers commuter service between Manhattan and other points along New York City’s coastline.

    It is great fun.

    Here are some of the stops the water taxi makes along the East River.
    • The Hunters Point Pier in Queens
    • The East 35th Street Pier in Kips Bay, Manhattan
    • The Schaefer Landing in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
    • The Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn
    • The Wall Street Ferry Pier at the Financial District in Manhattan

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    Sightseeing Cruises

    by t_cims Written Jun 28, 2012

    Sightseeing Cruises,

    Is a good way to see New York from the water and to visit all the famous islands and attractions available in New York, as for example
    Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty, among others.

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  • New York City Water Taxi

    by keeper7 Updated Mar 9, 2005
    Water Taxi

    A must on your trip in New York is a ride on the New York Water Taxi.

    Tickets are available onboard the boats, at our ticket offices at Pier 11 in Manhattan, the South Street Seaport and the Paulus Hook Terminal in Jersey City.

    Paulus Hook Terminal in Jersey City to Pier 11 in Manhattan:
    Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, every 10 minutes during commuter hours and every 20 minutes during midday and evening service.

    One Way Ticket: $4
    Ten-Trip Book: $36
    Monthly Pass: $123

    E. 90th St. in Manhattan to Hunters Point in Queens or East 34th St. or Pier 11 in Manhattan:
    Monday through Friday, from 6:30 am to 10:00 am and 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm.

    One Way Ticket: $6
    Ten-Trip Book: $54
    Monthly Pass: $200

    E. 34th St. in Manhattan or Hunters Point in Queens to Pier 11 in Manhattan:
    Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 10:00 am and from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    One Way Ticket: $5
    Ten-Trip Book: $45
    Monthly Pass: $175

    Daily Parking at Hunters Point: $4
    Monthly Parking Pass at Hunters Point: $60

    Hunters Point in Queens to East 34th St. in Manhattan:
    Monday through Friday from 6:30 am to 10:00 am and from 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    One Way Ticket: $4
    Ten-Trip Book: $36
    Monthly Pass: $123

    Daily Parking at Hunters Point: $4
    Monthly Parking Pass at Hunters Point: $60

    Brooklyn Army Terminal in Bay Ridge Brooklyn to Pier 11 in Manhattan:
    Monday through Friday from 6:40 am to 10:00 am and from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm every 40 minutes.

    One Way Tickets: $5
    Ten-Trip Book: $45
    Monthly Pass: $175

    Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn to Pier 11 in Manhattan:
    Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am to 10:00am and 4:30pm to 8:00pm.

    One way tickets: $4
    Ten-Trip Book: $36
    Monthly Pass: $123

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    Water Taxi - leisurely cruise around NY

    by Sophie1980 Written Mar 18, 2003

    The Water Taxi will take you from the West Side, to Lower Manhattan or as far as Downtown Brooklyn. There are 5 stops including W. 44nd St, W. 23rd St., Battery Park and Pier 11 (Financial District - Wall Street/South Street Seaport). The boats look like taxis, painted in yellow and black and so are easy to spot. They're a cheaper alternative to the Circle Line, which I found expensive.

    During the week, taxis run from 10.00am starting at W.44th St. and the last taxi from Brooklyn to Manhattan is at 3.30pm.
    AT WEEKENDS, they run from 11.00am to 7.30pm.

    Prices are $15 adult for an all day pass, $12 for seniors and children. One-way is $8 adult, $6 seniors and children, so it works out much cheaper to buy an all-day pass.

    A fantastic way to see NY, especially downtown.

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