The Staten Island Ferry will finally resume service this afternoon, according to the NYC DOT. Following repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the first Staten Island Ferry will depart from the St. George terminal at noon today, followed by half-hourly service in both directions. Additional schedule details will be provided.

It's a glimmer of good news for stranded Staten Islanders, who are among the hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. Yesterday we toured Midland Beach; here's our heartbreaking photo feature on the devastation there.