New York launching citywide ferries May 1

New York • Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York will start rolling out its citywide ferry service a month ahead of schedule. Shipyard workers in Louisiana and Alabama have been scrambling to get the fleet ready. The first two routes are being launched on May 1. De Blasio says a new Rockaway, Queens, route gets top priority because residents there have some of the city’s longest commutes. The launch will also include an existing East River route whose ferries are to be refurbished. The service, off...

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