Ferry Service Strained as Massive Crowds Flock to Beaches During Heat Wave (DNAInfo)

From Katie Honan @ DNAInfo

ROCKAWAY PARK —  The summer’s first heat wave tested the limits of the city’s new ferry service, as it tried to adapt to “extraordinary” ridership — but still left many riders stranded on the docks.

More than 8,000 passengers rode the NYC Ferry from Wall Street to Rockaway, with a stop in Sunset Park, on Saturday and Sunday, an official at NYC Ferry said.

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