Enjoy a Day Trip From Brooklyn to Queens on the NYC Ferry

Brooklyn Creative League at Clinton Hill is excited to be in the burgeoning area of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. With a range of local restaurants and shops and galleries, there’s plenty to do! We look forward to enjoying this neighborhood more during the summer. Among the attractions in the area is the convenient NYC Ferry: a great way to explore the city. The Brooklyn Navy Yard ferry stop is only a few blocks away from our office; it’s accessible at Flushing Avenue and 8th Avenue.


The NYC ferry at the Brooklyn Navy Yard is a stop along the Astoria Route which begins at Manhattan’s East 90th Street, making stops in Astoria, Long Island City, East 34th Street, Brooklyn Navy Yard, ending at Wall Street. It’s a fantastic way to get to Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn!


Day Trip to Queens

For a relaxing day trip in your city, you can hop on the ferry, which costs the same fare as the subway and buses. Here’s a fun picnic excursion you can enjoy from the Brooklyn Navy Yard to Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City, Queens.


First Stop: Pick Up Some Food Before the Ferry

Before getting on the NYC Ferry, you can stop at Russ & Daughters at 141 Flushing Ave for some bagel and breakfast options. Or you can stop by the Hungry House food court to select from an assortment of food options. Both options are in Building 77 of the Navy Yard, right before heading on to the ferry.


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Destination: Long Island City, Gantry Plaza State Park

Once you disembark the ferry, go ahead and find yourself a comfortable spot along Gantry Plaza State Park to lay out your blanket and picnic goodies. There’s plenty of grass space along the park, and of course, you can chill out under the iconic Pepsi-Cola sign. Walk along the park, take in the sights of NYC across the East River, and enjoy the day.


Third Stop: Navy Wine Merchants

Before you finally head home, if you want to round out the evening with a nightcap, head on over to Navy Wine Merchants at 138 Flushing Ave, close to the ferry station, and pick up a bottle for dinner! Who knows, maybe you can catch them on a day they’re hosting a wine tasting.


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Have you taken the ferry from the Brooklyn Navy Yard before? What did you do? Share with us in the comments!