Are you stuck waiting on the insane lines at Barclays for the "bus bridge?" Or maybe you are still waiting to leave for work (lucky!) and figuring out your commute? There are other ways into Manhattan! In addition to walking, biking, or the limited subway service to "bus bridge" options, both the East River Ferry and NY Waterways have kicked back into service this morning. We hear there are lines for them too, but what else is new in New York? At least they aren't wrapping around the block multiple times! Plus, you can bring your bike!

Here's the deal for the (not free!) East River Ferry:

The ferries will run on two modified routes: a northern loop, making stops at North Williamsburg, Long Island City, and East 34th Street; and a southern loop, making stops at North Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO, and Wall Street/Pier 11. There will be free transfers at North Williamsburg. In addition, NY Waterway will continue to operate its free bus service from E34thStreet on a limited schedule throughout the day.

The ferries running on the northern loop will carry 149 passengers and arrive at each stop in 15-minute intervals, while the ferries on the southern loop will carry 399 passengers and arrive at each stop in 30-minute intervals. This schedule will allow the ferries to carry the greatest number of passengers.

The first ferries, for both routes, will leave from North Williamsburg at approximately 7 a.m., and the last ferries will leave from E 34th Street and Wall Street/Pier 11 at approximately 6 p.m.

Ferry stops in Greenpoint and South Williamsburg will remain closed until further notice, as damage from Hurricane Sandy continues to be assessed.

You can see the details on NY Waterway's schedule and pricing for the day over here. Did you take the ferry today? How was it? Let us know in the comments—we've certainly had good experiences with it before.