WILLIAMSBURG - City officials attended the grand opening of a new ferry service along the East River today.

The new service created by the New York Waterway and the city will pick passengers up in Williamsburg, Greenpoint and DUMBO before heading to Manhattan.  The ferry will also run every 20 minutes during rush hour.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was one of the first to ride the new East River Ferry.

The ferry service is free for commuters for the next 12 days, after that it will cost $4 for a one-way trip.

East River Ferry