Hitching a Ride on the Goldman Sachs Ferry

Goldman Sachs has launched its own ferry service on the Hudson River. We took a test ride
Goldman Sachs employees ride the boat for free; mortals pay $6 Photograph by Aaron Wojack for Bloomberg Businessweek

It’s 5 p.m., and Alvin Mai, a Goldman Sachs programmer, is traveling in style. He’s reclining in a green-and-blue upholstered seat on the York, a new 72-foot, Goldman-funded ferry bobbing along the Hudson River toward Manhattan. “It’s really convenient and really quick, and it sticks to a tight schedule,” says Mai, who opted for the five-minute boat ride home from Jersey City instead of taking the Path train.

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