Monday, December 18, 2006

Water Taxi

The New York Water Taxi service provides a quick way to get across the East River (to Brooklyn and Queens) and the Hudson River (to New Jersey) from Manhattan. This is another way New Yorkers commute around the city.

Although the water taxi is the least popular mode of transportation in terms of the number of commuters who use it each day, it is nonetheless, an integral part of what makes New York City run smoothly. Most commuters who regularly use the water taxi either live or work near the river where the subway system does not serve. And since there is less traffic on the river than it is on the street, the water taxi can be a quick way to get across town.

The bridge in the background is the Manhattan Bridge that links Manhattan and Brooklyn. The area under the bridge on the Brooklyn side is called, DUMBO (District Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) and is considered an up-and-coming neighborhood. The small two-storey white building with red roof under the bridge is the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.