Councilmember Kamillah Hanks Provides Updates: Ferry Disruptions, Budget Wins, Community Events

The constant disruptions in service on the Staten Island Ferry are top of mind for us all.

This continuous gap in efficient and timely ferry service is  unacceptable and places an unfair burden on Staten Island commuters.

We are working with our partners in Staten Island government, in the Mayoral Administration, and within City Agencies to rectify this problem and restore safe and efficient transit service, as well as ensure the protection of our ferry workers.

Please follow our social media (TwitterFacebook) for updates on Staten Island Ferry service, as well as any supplemental transit options provided by NYC Ferry, NYCT bus, and the MTA.

💰FY23 Budget Win for District 49💰

The North Shore of Staten Island is home to so many amazing parks, playgrounds, and green spaces — and I am proud to secure funding to continue improving them. This includes funding for the Mahoney Park & Skyline Park Playground Reconstructions!

Remaining standalone COVID test sites operated by NYC Health + Hospitals closed on Saturday, July 16th, including the Staten Island Ferry location. This is a disservice to our community, and while we work to mitigate the impacts of these closures, please see this resource for FREE testing. Our office is also working on distributing free tests in the near future.

Please visit for updated mobile test sites and test pick up locations.

In The Community

My office had the honor of joining the Carr and Garner family for the street co-naming of Eric Garner Way. We were proud to stand with his mother, Gwen Carr, who became a fierce advocate for families impacted by tragedy and continues to honor Eric’s memory every single day

I had a great time at the Port Richmond Food & Crafts Festival! Thank you to Port Richmond Strong Civic Association and the 121st Precinct for bringing this incredible event to the Port Richmond community!

Had a blast at Todt Hill Family Day! It was so great to see everyone enjoying their afternoon! Thank you to the Resident Association and all of the organizers for a great event!

All Images Credit – Kamillah Hanks

Banner Image: Staten Island Ferry.  Image Credit – Howard Cameron

Councilmember Kamillah Hanks

Kamillah M. Hanks is a native Staten Islander and proud mother of four who has been a leader and advocate for smart growth and positive economic development in the North Shore of Staten Island for nearly two decades. Kamillah studied marketing and finance at the College of Staten Island, and has over 20 years of experience in both public and private sectors

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