Ferry Service Extended to Randall’s Island

May 5, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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An aerial view of Randalls Island in New York City. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NEW YORK—New York Water Taxi was awarded a concession to run ferry service to Randall’s Island on May 3.

The company will pay the city $20,000 the first year and $136,041 overall for the six-year contract.

A fare has not been disclosed yet, though a section of the water taxi company’s website for Randall’s Island already shows the new location. This past weekend, free taxi service was provided for attendees of the Frieze Art Fair on Randall’s Island.

The 103rd Street Footbridge will also re-open to the island on June 2 with a celebration planned for that morning.

According to DNAinfo, City Park Administrator Aimee Boden said the service could entice people who live on the Upper East Side to go “to the island to experience it firsthand.”

Boden added that details aren’t finalized yet, but service will probably leave from the East 90th Street Pier. The service for the art fair left Manhattan from East 35th Street.

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