The NYC Ferry stop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn was abruptly shuttered over the weekend — after the land was sold to a new owner, the service said.
“Due to temporary restrictions to the Greenpoint pier, ferry service to and from the Greenpoint landing will be suspended until further notice,” operator Hornblower said in an early Sunday morning tweet announcing the closure.
“Unfortunately access has been restricted by the new owner of the pier,” the company said in a follow-up tweet hours later.
Real estate firm Lendlease purchased the entire block where the pier is located last week for $110.8 million, The Real Deal reported earlier this month.
“I am livid about this. This property and pier has a long history (including the gangway falling into the East River in 2014),” local city councilman Stephen Levin said on Twitter.
“I have never heard that the city… didn’t have ongoing legal access to the pier.”
Video posted to Twitter by Levin staffer Elizabeth Adams, who is also running to succeed him, shows a ferry boat bypassing the dock — and a man on the boat waving off would-be riders on the shore.
Asked about the closure at a press conference Monday, Mayor de Blasio said the city is “hopeful” access can be restored “today.”
“The goal is to settle it very quickly and get that ferry stop back into service hopefully as early as today,” Hizzoner said.
Lendlease did not immediately return a request for comment Monday.
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