NYC Ferry

The trains by my apartment were closed for repair, so I decided to make my way back home via the new NYC Ferry system. I bought a one-use ticket for $2.75 — the cost of a single-use MetroCard. I walked to the dock for the South Brooklyn ferry and inched towards the front of the line, only to have a gate closed on me when I got up front. We were told that the current ferry was over capacity and the next one would arrive within 25 minutes.

After waiting 75 minutes for a ferry to appear, I   walked to Whitehall and took the R to the nearest functional station from my apartment. Getting home took 28 minutes, or fifteen minutes faster than it would have if I took the ferry. My pass is still valid for another year, though I doubt I’ll ever use it.