Battery Park City Ferry Terminal
The Battery Park City Ferry Terminal is a passenger ferry terminal in Battery Park City, Manhattan, serving ferries along the Hudson River in New York City and northeastern New Jersey. It provides slips to ferries, water taxis, and sightseeing boats in the Port of New York and New Jersey. The floating dock is moored at the foot of Vesey Street.
The floating dock terminal, 2014
|Location||At Vesey Street|
Manhattan, New York
|Operated by||Port Authority of New York and New Jersey|
|Line(s)||NY Waterway, Liberty Water Taxi|
|Connections||New York City Bus local routes M9, M20|
|Opened||1989 (original landing)|
2009 (current terminal)
There are four bow-loading and two side loading slips at the terminal. The mono-hull structure is the largest of its type in the world, covering 0.75 acres (0.30 ha) acres, its two towers anchored to bedrock 75 feet below the water's surface. It is near the World Financial Center, and as such, is also called the World Financial Center Terminal or WFC Ferry Terminal.
Regular ferry service between lower Manhattan and the Village of Communipaw (in today's Jersey City) dates back to at least 1661 with the founding of the Communipaw ferry during the Dutch colonial period. The Jersey City Ferry began service in July 1764 between Paulus Hook to Mesier's dock, which was located at the foot of Courtland Street. Both ferries continued to operate into the 19th and 20th centuries and docked at Liberty Street Ferry Terminal and the Cortland Street Ferry Depot respectively. When these ferry slips were closed in the 1950s and 1960s they were demolished and the slips were filled in to create Battery Park City. In 1986 NY Waterway restarted ferry service across the Hudson River and a ferry slip was opened at Battery Park City in 1989.
NY Waterway and Liberty Water Taxi operate services to the terminal. Goldman Sachs commissions two ferries between its offices on either side of the river, which are used by both employees and non-employees. SeaStreak operates peak hour shuttle service to Pier 11/Wall Street for connecting service to the Raritan Bayshore. Service on the St. George route of the NYC Ferry system will begin in 2020.
Since June 2013, ferries using the terminal, in accordance with the previously disregarded Rule 34(a)(i) (which prescribes maneuvering and warning signals), sound their horns to indicate their actions, creating what many local residents perceive as noise pollution.
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- WFC routes
- WFC/Port Imperial schedule
- BPC-WFC-14th Street schedule
- BPC/WFC-Hoboken Terminal schedule
- BPC-WFC/Paulus Hook schedule scheudle
- BPC/WFC-Liberty Harbor schdule
- Liberty Landing Marina
- Ellis Island and Liberty Island Ferry Map
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- BPC/WFC-Belford schedule
- Harborside schedule
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