by Stephen Garner

Soon-to-be-open New Jersey mega-mall American Dream has announced a partnership with NY Waterway to provide ferry-bus service from Manhattan.

NY Waterway’s free multi-route shuttle buses will take guests to the West 39th Street Midtown Ferry Terminal for the eight-minute ferry ride across the Hudson River to Port Imperial in Weehawken, NJ. At Port Imperial, dedicated buses will be waiting to take riders on the short trip to American Dream.

NY Waterway ferries depart West 39th Street for Port Imperial Weehawken every 10 minutes during morning and evening rush hour and every 20 minutes off-peak. 

Dedicated bus service to American Dream will operate every 20 minutes on Saturday and Sunday, with frequent service during the week.  The American Dream ferry-bus service is available from 9:00AM – 11:00PM, Monday through Thursday, 9:00AM – 12:30AM on Friday and Saturday and 10:00AM – 11:30PM on Sunday.

“We’re thrilled to partner with NY Waterway to provide American Dream guests and employees with a convenient, simple way to access our property from Manhattan,” said Don Ghermezian, CEO of American Dream. “We expect families both living in and visiting New York City to frequent our property, and I can’t think of a better way to begin the world-class experience than a short ride across the Hudson River with breathtaking views of Manhattan.”

“We are honored to be the exclusive ferry partner for American Dream, a visionary and exciting new destination,” added Arthur E. Imperatore, president and founder of NY Waterway.  “American Dream guests will enjoy an exhilarating, fast, convenient trip from Manhattan, with NY Waterway’s unrivaled reputation for safety and reliability.”

Tickets will be available for purchase at with service beginning on Friday, October 25, 2019. Bus-only service from Port Imperial to American Dream also is available.