— David Dymmel (@DavidDymmel) February 13, 2014
We’re just glad no one was hurt! That said, those ramps always feel pretty precarious, even when there’s good weather.
About 10 people had crossed the India Street ramp less than a minute before the collapse, she said. No one was injured, but riders were shaken.
“It was definitely scary,” Lief said.
The ferry service, owned by New York Waterways, issued an alert shortly after to tell commuters service at Greenpoint terminal was shut down. It’s still not clear what caused the gangway to fall, a spokesman told the Daily News.
“East River Ferry service to and from the Greenpoint Pier is suspended until further notice as we continue to assess the cause of a gangway that detached this morning,” the company said in an e-mailed statement. “A team of engineers will be sent to investigate the cause and repairs will be made as soon as possible.”