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East River Skyway

High-Speed "Skyway" Aims to Shorten Commutes from Brooklyn to Manhattan

00:00 - 16 September, 2014
High-Speed "Skyway" Aims to Shorten Commutes from Brooklyn to Manhattan, © East River Skyway via New York Daily News
© East River Skyway via New York Daily News

New York real estate executive Daniel Levy of CityRealty has unveiled a proposal to connect Brooklyn’s waterfront to Manhattan with a $75 million “East River Skyway.” According to Levy, the high-speed gondola could shorten commutes to just four minutes and move more than 5,000 people per hour, while relieving congestion on ferries, subways and bridges. “[The Skyway] would be a relatively inexpensive and quickly deployable solution," said Levy. "It is essential to adapt New York City's transportation system to serve residents in these booming areas.” Levy will present the project in an effort to harness support at the Brooklyn real estate summit on Tuesday.