12208116_10154378671042366_1581836919_nWhile it has been 3 years since Hurricane Sandy hit New York City, the area is still trying to recover from the damage.

The South Ferry – Whitehall Street station, which many Brooklyn Cyclones fans use to get to road games against the Staten Island Yankees at RCB Ballpark, will have it’s main entrance closed for the next 9 months as the MTA looks to rebuild the South Ferry terminal station that was destroyed.

Fans who plan on using the Staten Island Ferry can still use the South Ferry – Whitehall Street station, but will no longer be able to use the escalators that lead directly out on to Peter Minuit Plaza. The transfer between the 1 & R will not be affected.

south_ferry_loop80Fans who use the 1 Train will have to exit towards the back of the 5-car platform, about 4 cars from the front of the train, and use the exit that will leave them on the side of Whitehall Terminal.

Fans who use the R train will have to use the exit that leaves them on Whitehall Street near One New York Plaza.

These new exit routes will add no more than 90 seconds to someone’s walk from the subway station to the ferry terminal.

Fans who are not big on stairs can also consider using the nearby Bowling Green Station, which is served by the 4 & 5 trains.

During the 2014 season, fans had to find alternate routes to Whitehall Street station, as the R train did not stop run in between Manhattan & Brooklyn and there was no R service to the station on weekends.

12231633_10154378671037366_2007882776_nFans must also make sure to check Brooklyn Baseball Banter the 2 weekends the Cyclones will have games in Staten Island for Travel Updates, as the 1 does not always run to South Ferry and that the N & Q may be rerouted to Whitehall Street station.

Advertisements

About Daniel S. Weiss

I have been an avid Cyclones fan since 2001. In December of 2013 I decided to launch my own blog "Brooklyn Baseball Banter" to cover the Brooklyn Cyclones.

3 responses »

  1. […] Fans who are using the Whitehall Street – South Ferry Station are also reminded of the closure of the main entrance / exit onto Peter Minuit Plaza. […]

    Liked by 1 person

  2. […] SOUTH FERRY STATION: The Main Exit directly out to Peter Minuit Plaza, which has an escalator is closed for renovations this season. Use the other nearby exits. […]

    Like

  3. […] station, which includes escalators that lead directly to Peter Minuit Plaza and Whitehall Terminal, will be closed this season, due to rehabilitation from Hurricane […]

    Like

Get your opinion in!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s