2018-05-16 / Features

Second Graders Win Ferry-Naming Contest


Second-graders from PS 330 (Astoria), PS 148 (East Elmhurst), and PS 112 (Long Island City) who won the NYC Ferry vessel naming competition enjoy a celebratory NYC Ferry ride. 
Photo Courtesy NYCEDC Second-graders from PS 330 (Astoria), PS 148 (East Elmhurst), and PS 112 (Long Island City) who won the NYC Ferry vessel naming competition enjoy a celebratory NYC Ferry ride. Photo Courtesy NYCEDC Students of second-grade classes from PS 330 (Astoria), PS148 (East Elmhurst), and PS 112 (Long Island City) who won the NYC Ferry vessel-naming competition took a celebratory ride on May 10 aboard an NYC Ferry vessel, the Owl’s Head.

Earlier this year, the city held the second edition of the boat-naming contest specifically for second-graders attending schools located near existing or soon-to-be-completed ferry landings. The students who participated in the ride submitted some of the 10 new names: Seas the Day, Unity, Golden Narrows, The Ocean Queen Rockstar, Rainbow Cruise, Starlight, Spring Mallard, The Atlantic Compass, and Traversity.

Students climbed aboard for a cruise up and down the East River and around the Statue of Liberty. At the conclusion of the celebratory ride, students were given special “swag bags” that included NYC Ferry coloring books, temporary tattoos, stickers and bookmarks.

New York City Economic Development Corporation is the city’s primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. NYCEDC serves as an advocate for the business community by building relationships with companies that allow them to take advantage of the city’s many opportunities.

With 21 landings across New York City, NYC Ferry operated by Hornblower is providing a new and affordable transit option for traditionally underserved communities and where jobs and housing are growing rapidly. The system has served over 3.7 million riders to date, and has already employed over 250 people since launching one year ago. NYC Ferry is currently hiring for 75+ new positions, including captains, deckhands, customer service agents, ticketing, operations and more. New Yorkers of all backgrounds and skill levels are welcome to apply. Jobseekers can apply directly at ferry.nyc.

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