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Upper East Side to Astoria Ferry Access

OANA has strongly supported the extension of the Astoria Ferry to originate at the Upper East Side Soundview landing . Please read our statement. The NYC EDC and Hornblower, operator of the Ferry, will be presenting at our next meeting on May 14th, at St George Episcopal Church, 1420 27th ave, Astoria NY, 7 PM. Please attend and register your support for this change.  RSVP@oana-ny.org

We urge that Community Board 8 in Manhattan support this, as it will be to the advantage of both Astoria and the Upper East Side. We also applaud the Durst Organization for spearheading this effort to create new economic opportunities.

In addition, OANA asks that the State and City get together to allow transfers between the Ferry and MTA. This would create a seamless transit system, to everyone’s advantage.

NYC Ferry Today –System Overview

Avatar for Richard Khuzami

Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.

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