Consider taking the ferry to work, now that it only takes 15 minutes to get from Brooklyn to Manhattan using the latest, but not the last, additional ferry stop on the Astoria route.
The Astoria route got underway in 2017, and now includes the following stops: Astoria, Roosevelt Island, Long Island City, East 34th Street, Brooklyn Navy Yard, and Wall Street Pier 11. There is another stop being planned for 2021 at Coney Island.
The entire trip costs $2.75, and tickets must be bought either at a kiosk at the dock, or by using the NYC Ferry app. Commuters cannot use their MetroCards for a ferry ride.
The entire route takes 45 minutes. The capacity of the boat is 149 passengers. There is Wi-Fi available on-board.