Ferries close, ferries open

NYT has a another update on the ferry closure (and the new operators for the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island ferries). According to Tom Fox, owner of NY Water Taxi, Schaefer Landing’s developer has been paying to subsidize service, but even that is not enough to cover costs. (No word here on whether or not any developers in LIC are also subsidizing the water taxi.) Also, news that the City does have funds available that might be used for an operational subsidy.

The article includes a photo of deckhands Damien and Ali from the afternoon shift. Last I heard, they were still unemployed as of New Year’s Day.