A new commuter ferry terminal is set to open at Harborside on the Jersey City waterfront on October 2.
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop, NY Waterway President & Founder Arthur E. Imperatore, Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) Chief Executive Officer Michael J. DeMarco, and Roseland Chairman Marshall B. Tycher announced the new terminal plan this week.
Mack-Cali is undertaking a multi-phase plan for Harborside to turn the area into a “destination neighborhoodˮ that blends offices, luxury living, locally-inspired shopping and dining, and public spaces.
“Harborside now has the complete transit package,” said Mack-Cali CEO Michael DeMarco. “The ferry provides a direct connection to both PATH and the light rail, and Harborside has 3,500 parking spaces available for those who commute by car. Additionally, commuters can be comfortable waiting for their next connection inside the recently renovated Harborside Atrium.”
Ferries will link Harborside to the West 39th Street Ferry Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, an eight-minute crossing, and to the Brookfield Place/Battery Park City Ferry Terminal in Lower Manhattan, a six-minute crossing.
Harborside will be the fourth NY Waterway commuter ferry terminal in Jersey City, giving the growing city the most extensive ferry service of any city or town in the Garden State.
“Investment in transit and finding alternative means of transportation has been a focus of our administration since Day 1,” said Mayor Fulop.
“Whether it was creating 22 miles of bike lanes, adding a 24-our bus route to and from New York City and now this commuter ferry terminal at Harborside, not only are we giving our residents more mass transit options, but we are allowing visitors another avenue in which to fully experience Jersey City’s rich cultural scene.”
The Harborside Ferry Terminal at 210 Hudson Street is served by the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, the PATH at Exchange Place and NJ TRANSIT buses on routes 80 and 82. Service will be offered during rushing hours Monday to Friday.
Other NY Waterway commuter ferry terminals in Jersey City are Paulus Hook, Liberty Harbor and Port Liberte′.