Seen & Heard: Weekend Ferry Service

••• Someone appears to be having fun with Best Made Company (or maybe Best Made is poking fun at itself?)…. Introducing Re Made Company, which apes Best Made’s branding but is all about plungers. UPDATE: See Chyara’s comment below.

••• Press release: “The legislation, sponsored by Council Members Brad Lander and Margaret Chin, would require retail and grocery stores to charge at least 10 cents for plastic bags, to make the cost of single-use bags clear to the consumer. The same charge would be placed on paper bags, to ensure an overall reduction in total bags used, regardless of type. The proposed charge would be retained by the store to cover the cost of providing bags. Customers who bring their own bags would not be charged.” I vote yes.

••• South-facing alcove studio apartment at 88 Leonard available for rent (2 month, 1 or 2 year lease) in Tribeca for April move in date—$3025. Overlooking courtyard, a wall of windows, three closets. Building has 24-hour doorman; concierge services; landscaped sundeck with panoramic city and river views; landscaped spa terrace with a 20-foot jacuzzi and exterior fireplace; tenant lounge w/ free wi-fi, large flat screen TV and billiard table; on-site valet service; and more. Email tribecacitizen@gmail.com and it’ll get passed on. Sponsored.

••• “The Port Authority announced the introduction of a six-week pilot program to determine the level of demand for weekend ferry service between Lower Manhattan and Jersey City while these two [PATH] stations are closed on the weekends. This pilot is being introduced as a result of passenger feedback, and conversations with local elected officials and business owners. The ferry service will begin this Saturday, March 29 and will end on Sunday, May 4 unless the Port Authority determines there is sufficient ridership to continue.” The details:

Fare:  $2.50 one-way, $5.00 roundtrip. $1 bike surcharge. Tickets can be purchased using cash, credit, or debit card at either terminal ticketing booth. Tickets cannot be purchased online or via the NY Waterways app at this time. This pilot program is also not a cross-honoring agreement, but rather an additional service to help alleviate disruption caused by the PATH weekend work.
—Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays.
—First Paulus Hook departure – 8:00 a.m.; last Paulus Hook departure – 9:45 p.m.
—First World Financial Center Hook departure – 8:07 a.m.; Last World Financial Center departure – 9:53 p.m.
—These hours may change according to demand levels, so check our website for updates. Updates are also available via Twitter (@PATHTrain) and PATHAlerts.
—Travel time: Ferries depart every 15 minutes. Travel time between terminals is approximately seven minutes. One boat will travel back and forth between these two terminals.

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1 Comment

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