Written by Jill Nossa Friday, 20 September 2013 00:00
The waterfront in Glen Cove is being put to use with a new chartered ferry service for private events.
Seastreak, a leader in revitalizing fast passenger ferry services in the New York metropolitan area, chartered a special corporate event and sightseeing cruises from the Glen Cove ferry dock at Garvies Point last week, with the inaugural event taking place on the bright and sunny morning of Sept. 12.
“Having a company like Seastreak offering a chartered service from Glen Cove’s waterfront is a testament to the decade long revitalization efforts that have taken place along beautiful Hempstead Harbor,” Glen Cove Mayor Ralph Suozzi said.
“By welcoming NY Waterways this summer and now Seastreak, we are able to show off our magnificent new maritime facilities to two of the region’s leading ferry companies.”
Mayor Suozzi was on site at the ferry dock prior to departure.
“Introducing Seastreak’s chartered services to the City of Glen Cove is another way that we are inviting residents and the surrounding communities back to the waterfront to enjoy all that it has to offer. Our team, the city and the city’s partners at the county, state and federal level are proud to restore access to this rare stretch of coastline,” said Scott Rechler, chairman and CEO of RXR Realty, the developer of the 52-acre Garvies Point site.
Seastreak vessels are available for private charter for corporate meetings, holiday parties and other special occasions. Options include traveling through Lower Manhattan Harbor to such sites as the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, the tall ships of the South Street Seaport or the beautiful sights of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket as well as various destinations such as Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, Nantucket Island, Block Island, Atlantic City and either of New York ‘s baseball stadiums.
“We are delighted to be here,” said Seastreak President James Barker. “We welcome the opportunity to show the community that our season is still under way through the fall and to show off one of our beautiful vessels. Our connection with RXR as well as the City of Glen Cove is very meaningful to Seastreak, and we take pride in the world-class service we provide.”
While the service is a first step in providing ferry service from Glen Cove, the second phase of the ferry terminal building is still at least a year away from completion, though it is expected to begin
this fall. A ferry operator for daily commuters has not yet been secured.