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New York Water Taxis may be sailing away forever

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Evelyn Derico

The popular New York Water Taxi ferry service may be falling to the wayside if Mayor de Blasio doesn't amend his plan for the new Citywide ferry system, which he proposed in his 2015 State of the City address.

Currently the Economic Development Corporation plans to source out the proposed new ferry service to an out-of-state service provider, giving New York Water Taxi the axe.

New York Water Taxi began operation in 2002 and currently employs around 200 people. They shuttle passengers to and from Manhattan and Brooklyn and delight tourists with tours of the city.

They're also one of the only convenient ways to get to Red Hook (Ikea, anyone?) If plans to use an out-of-state provider don't change, the Water Taxi is threatening to cease service at the end of October 2016.

h/t DNAinfo

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