Could Ferry Service Come to Harborside in Jersey City?

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Harborside | Credit: Google Maps

There could soon be a new place to catch the ferry along the Hudson River in Jersey City.

According to City records, there are plans to construct a ferry dock and make related pedestrian access modifications within the Harborside complex north of the eastern end of Christopher Columbus Drive along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway, close to the Exchange Place PATH Station. Developer and property owner M-C Harborside Promenade, LLC, a subsidiary of Hudson Street-based Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, has applied to the Jersey City Planning Board for Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan Approval for this project, which would lie within the Harborside-Exchange Place North Redevelopment Zone.

This news comes after another Mack-Cali company, Roseland Residential Trust, described in its Supplemental Operating and Financial Data for the first quarter of 2017 that the Waterfront and Exchange Place sub-markets “will be the synergistic beneficiary of Mack‐Cali’s repositioning of the Harborside office community, including the addition of a ferry dock, as well as the migration of New York employment to Manhattan’s west side.” Plus, the recently opened Lutze Biergarten has advertised on its website that a dedicated ferry service to Harborside is coming soon, and Ward E Councilwoman Candice Osborne created a survey last year to see if residents would be interested in the service.

Jersey Digs reached out to the NY Waterway regarding whether the ferry company would be adding service to Harborside, but a spokesperson simply responded, “nothing yet.”

Currently, the closest ferry stops are at the Paulus Hook terminal off of Sussex Street, Warren Street Pier, and Hoboken Terminal.


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  1. It’s silly to not have a walking / biking bridge from JC to NYC. That would relieve so much pressure on the transit systems while also providing a healthier alternative for people who prefer to walk or bike. We already have a citibike system that works in both cities.


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