Also while I was away, the Water Taxi returned to Shaefer Landing – finally! Months late, and more than half a year after the initial “seasonal” shutdown, service was finally restored to the full East River route on the 7th. And today, I enjoyed my first summer evening ride up the East River – as a special bonus, the voyage now includes an up-close look at the waterfalls.
Not that there’s nothing to complain about – since last winter, NYWT has adjusted its afternoon commuter schedule, eliminating the 7:00 p.m. boat and adding a boat at 3 p.m. I’m not sure if that’s for the bankers or the tourists, but it sucks for anyone who doesn’t work in the financial sector (a growing proportion of downtown’s workforce).
Still, it was a beautiful evening, and a great ride.