From Saturday, you can hop a free NY Waterway ferry from the Pier 79/Midtown Terminal at W39th Street and sail to Red Hook. The new service will run on weekends for the rest of the summer — and it won’t cost you a cent, thanks to IKEA.
The journey takes 45 minutes and stops at Brookfield Place/Battery Park City and Pier 11/Wall Street along the way.
While for many the main attraction will be to explore IKEA, there are plenty of other things to do in Red Hook — here’s a local guide.
The free service to the Red Hook furniture store was offered in the past, but it was stopped during the pandemic.
The ferries depart the Midtown Terminal at:
Returning from Red Hook:
NY Waterways still requires a mask inside the ferry terminals and cabins — but if you want to ride on the open-air decks you can ditch the face-covering.
“We are excited to reintroduce our ferry service to our customers after a year off. At IKEA we believe that sustainability, accessibility and affordability should be included in every aspect of our customers’ journey,” said Mike Baker, IKEA’s New York Market Manager.