Ridership on the East River Ferry has surpassed expectations, according to The Wall Street Journal. Speculation is that warm weather may have enhanced the ferry’s appeal. Service does still depend on city subsidies, but Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the ferry has made waves as far away as Haifa, Israel, where concerned scientists said they would not step foot on Roosevelt Island without it (sort of). The island doesn’t have ferry service, so looks like Quinn has some work to do. Maybe random Israelis will convince the city to keep the ferry for good this time?