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How the ferry is changing the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront

East River ferry is enjoying a revivaI and changing the perception of mass transit. While it isn't quite driving deals yet, it is the talk of the town

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A ferry on the East River carries passengers from stops in Brooklyn and Queens to Midtown Manhattan. The East River ferry is luring developers to a long-neglected stretch of the city's industrial waterfront, from western Queens to south Brooklyn.

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IN THE 1850s, Walt Whitman took a ferry from Brooklyn to Manhattan and did a remarkable thing - he wrote something nice about his commute.

"Ah, what can ever be more stately and admirable to me than mast-hemm'd Manhattan? River and sunset and scallop-edg'd waves of flood-

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