Good morning on this misty Monday.

Today, you have another way to get around the city by water.

NYC Ferry opens this morning.

The service, with six lines, will eventually link Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx along the East River.

Ferries on two of those lines — the Rockaway, Queens, route and the existing East River route — are up and running, with the South Brooklynand Astoria routes expected to follow in August, and the Lower East Sideand the Bronx routes in the summer of 2018.

A one-way trip will cost $2.75, the same as a subway ride. For $1 more, you can bring your bicycle onboard. (You can also purchase a 30-day pass.)


The Rockaway route:

• This ferry will make three stops: RockawaySunset Park and Wall Street/Pier 11.

• On weekday mornings, the earliest boat will depart Rockaway at 5:30 a.m. and Sunset Park at 6:15 to arrive at the Wall Street pier by 6:28.

• Commuting the other way? The earliest boat will depart Wall Street at 6:30 a.m. and Sunset Park at 6:45 to arrive in Rockaway by 7:27.

• Traveling on the weekend? You can see that schedule here.

The current East River route:

• The ferry will still make stops at East 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan; Hunters Point SouthGreenpointNorth and South Williamsburg and Dumbo in Brooklyn; Governors Island; and Wall Street/Pier 11 in Lower Manhattan. So what’s new? There will be an additional vessel, which means more frequent service.

• You can see the schedule here.

Download the NYC Ferry app to check schedules, purchase tickets, sign up for alerts and learn more.

Here’s what else is happening:



All aboard for another week of wonky weather.

Drizzle, fog and wind are on deck this morning, followed by clouds, showers and thunderstorms this evening. Plus a possibility of sunshine poking through here and there, with a sticky high of 75.

The seesawing will continue for the foreseeable future — but hey, it’s May.

Bon voyage.

In the News

• The signals that direct traffic for the New York City subway system — one of the busiest in the world — are extremely outdated. [New York Times]

• Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has the chance to fix Pennsylvania Station, but will he? [New York Times]

• An underwhelming, sluggish start in the race for governor in New Jersey. [New York Times]

• New York’s future is driverless. [Crain’s]

• A man was fatally stabbed during a feud outside a restaurant on the Upper West Side. [Gothamist]

• Residents of the Lower East Side and East Village circulated a petition to co-name part of Second Avenue after victims of a 2015 gas explosion. [E.V. Grieve]

• Here’s everything you need to know about the Met Gala, “the party of the year” that’s taking place this evening. [New York Times]

• Exploring “Books Are Magic,” a clothing-store-turned-bookshop that opens today in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. [Domino]

• The New-York Historical Society opened a new floor dedicated to women’s history. [West Side Rag]

• A Park Slope townhouse where Barack Obama used to live hit the market last week. [The Real Deal]

• Today’s Metropolitan Diary: “April Fools’ With the Epitome of Cool

• Scoreboard: Orioles knock Yankees out of the park, 7-4. Nationals nick Mets, 23-5.

• For a global look at what’s happening, see Your Monday Briefing.

Coming Up Today

• Learn a new language on your lunch break at Bryant Park in Manhattan. 11:45 a.m. [Free]

• Children can learn how to play lacrosse at the George L. Egbert Playground on Staten Island. 3 p.m. [Free]

• A screening of “Lampedusa in Winter,” part of the “Displaced Persons: Migration on Film” series, at Anthology Film Archives in the East Village. 7 p.m. [$11]

• Looking ahead: Visit one of the 47 art galleries, reviewed by our critics, that bring you the art of now, at several locations.

• Yankees host Blue Jays, 7:05 p.m. (YES). Mets at Braves, 7:35 p.m. (SNY).

• Alternate-side parking remains in effect until May 25.

And Finally…

The PEN America World Voices Festival continues today with performances, readings and workshops.

The festival is host to more than 150 authors and artists from across the globe, examining bigotry, misogyny and xenophobia.

A sampling of the events this week:

Today: A reading and discussion with the playwrights Patricia Cornelius (Australia), Natal’ya Vorozhbit (Ukraine), and Mirza Metin (Turkey) at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York in Midtown. 4 p.m. [Free]

Tuesday: A screening and discussion of the Brazilian film “Aquarius,” about overdevelopment in Recife, Brazil, at the Alamo Drafthouse in Downtown Brooklyn. 6 p.m. [$15]

Wednesday: Artists discuss portraying the lives of gay men, at the Greene Space in Downtown Manhattan. 7 p.m. [$15]

Thursday: “Comedy Writing in the Age of Trump,” with Samantha Bee’s writing team, at the Greene Space in Downtown Manhattan. 7 p.m. [$15]

Friday: The Lit Crawl NYC hosts readings, games and performances in six languages, at various times and locations in Manhattan, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Saturday: The New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly hosts a conversation with women cartoonists, at Dixon Place in Lower Manhattan. Noon. [$10]

Sunday: Muslim-American women discuss beauty standards, faith and feminism, at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. 3 p.m. [Free]