by Max Cea and Dave Zornow
Here’s the case against ferries: They’re expensive. They pollute. If one were to be successful, it would bring traffic to Nyack’s downtown. And they’re not hoverboards; it’s hard to get excited about a method of transportation that was being used here in the 19th century.
Despite ferries’ imperfections, for Nyack, a village that seems so close to Manhattan and yet so far, ferries might be the future. At least, Nyack’s Mayor, Jen Laird-White, thinks so.