Signs and Piers for East River Ferry Spotted in North Brooklyn

05/31/2011 11:29 AM |

Ferry signage in Greepoint (photo by author).
  • Ferry signage in Greepoint (photo by author).

Still don’t quite believe that the long-rumored East River commuter ferry is launching within a month? We can’t really blame you, it’s always seemed like a fantasy, but look there are real signs and nearly-finished piers more or less at the places where they are supposed to be! Above, two signs point to the in-progress India Street pier (after the jump) where New York Waterway‘s new service will stop in Greenpoint.

The East River Ferry pier in Greenpoint, still very much a work in progress (photo by author).
  • The East River Ferry pier in Greenpoint, still very much a work in progress (photo by author).

Construction on the India Street pier, seen here from the end of Huron Street, was halted over the long weekend, although it looks like they’ll be working just about around the clock for the next several weeks if it’s going to be ready to receive ferry service in mid-to-late June.

Williamsburg ferry signage on Bedford Avenue (image via New York Shitty)
  • Williamsburg ferry signage on Bedford Avenue (image via New York Shitty)

Down in Williamsburg, signage is up at North 7th Street and Bedford Avenue, which, as a New York Shitty tipster notes, is confusing since the pier most likely to receive ferries seems to be at North 6th Street. Except that over on the waterfront…

The apparent ferry launch in North Williamsburg (photo by author).
  • The apparent ferry launch in North Williamsburg (photo by author).

There’s the above spot between North 6th and North 7th streets, with its gate and apparent boat-guiding buffers, which seems to be the more likely ferry launch spot for North Williamsburg. Meanwhile South Willyburg and Dumbo already have their boat berths. Will the India Street pier be finished in time for the as-yet unspecified launch date?