Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ice Floes Disrupt NYC/ Brooklyn Ferry Service

A tug boat pushes a large vessel through ice floes on the East River. Photo by MK Metz
Ice floes in the East River are disrupting NYC's ferry service. The East River Ferry said Monday evening that they "are currently operating with a larger vessel for the safety of passengers, which does not allow us to keep our posted schedule. We are also experiencing sporadic terminal closures due to unpredictable ice flow. We expect this to continue for the balance of the day."

Due to the ice, the only accessible ferry locations on Monday were Pier 11, Greenpoint, Long Island City, and E. 34th St.

Before trying to catch the ferry on Tuesday, check out the East River Ferry website.

According to the Old Salt Blog, the East River froze at least a dozen times between 1780 and 1888.

For more photos of the frozen East River, see Gothamist's "Freezepocalypse" compilation.

Go to McBrooklyn's HOME PAGE.

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