Showing posts with label HORNBLOWER FERRY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HORNBLOWER FERRY. Show all posts

Thursday, September 06, 2018

HORNBLOWER NYC FERRY SCREWS HUNTERS POINT

Hunters Point South Ferry Landing Gone



Hornblower NYC Ferry are really putting the screws to the residents and businesses in Hunters Point South. 


Hornblower was supposed to do a quick walkway replacement. But they did not plan. They removed a huge heavy steal walkway and replaced it with a lightweight aluminum walkway which sent the other side of the pier diving into the water, where it got stuck. You know, it makes sense, if you are taking a certain amount of weight from one side, you have to adjust the other side. But they did not think. When they removed the steal walkway the other side went diving into the pilings and got stuck. 

Hunters Point South Ferry Landing Removed Walkway & Dock




Hornblower then makes a announcement that there are tidal changes in the East River that were the cause of this. Bullshit! That's all I have to say. This was not a well planned repair and the service has been out almost all summer. LIC Landing the restaurant on the water has seen a huge drop in business as so many people come to visit Hunters Point South by ferry. Residents are not too happy either. Hornblower had a bus service from Hunters Point South ferry landing to the next ferry stop by Gantry Park and then just stopped it. Now residents have to walk. 


I know Hornblower will say, no one used the bus service to the other ferry. But the reason was, no one knew about it and the buses were parked far away so the passengers did not know where the buses were. If you found the buses, they were not labeled. So who would know. 


Today they took away the whole dock. Complaints to 311 direct you to their website where I can find no explanation or when the ferry service will come back. Shame On You Hornblower!




Tuesday, May 15, 2018

HORNBLOWER FERRY STRANDS HUNTERS POINT SOUTH

Hunters Point East River Route



I am getting many complaints from residents in Hunters Point South that Hornblower Ferry is too packed and leaving them stranded at the docks.


Several residents have come to us, saying that the rush hour Ferries are so packed, they are left standing on the dock and told to wait for the next Ferry. This is making residents late for work and making residents think twice about using the service. The boats arrive packed and just can not take anymore passengers.


It would seem like a smart idea since the Ferries are catching on, that Hornblower adds extra rush hour boats to accommodate all the commuters that want to use the service, just like the MTA does in rush hours. And since it is now summer, extra boats all the time are needed because we now have all these tourists using the service. 


The city keeps yelling that tourism is great for us, but at what cost? Our subways are packed, our Ferries are packed and getting on the bus can be a miracle for New Yorkers. And we wonder why the Staten Island Ferry is still free, mostly tourists ride it, lets charge them and residents with NYC ID ride for free. This can bring in millions a week to buy more Ferries for all our new routes. This idea is such a logical way for our Ferry system to go.


 Are you reading Speaker Corey Johnson?  Your the only one NYC residents can count on, Jimmy Van Bramer does nothing for us here, except to pose for photos!