Super-storm Sandy devastated our neighborhoods in Southern Queens and Rockaway, including our vital transportation infrastructure. The Rockaway Ferry Service has not only provided an efficient, economical and convenient means of transportation since the hurricane, but has provided enormous assistance to help our community recover.
The Belle Harbor Property Owners Association petitions the Mayor to extend the Rockaway Ferry Service to include weekends beginning on the weekend of May 31st and ending on September 7th, using the EASILY ACCESSIBLE existing 108th Street location.
These 15 weekends of high speed ferry service in the summer will generate revenue in Manhattan as well as in the Rockaways and add to our menu of items available to tourists visiting our great city. An AFFORDABLE weekend ferry service in the city will promote tourism in Rockaway. A possible theme could be “A Day at the Beach in the world’s greatest city!” Our Rockaway beaches, fine restaurants and parks would be highlighted.
Please join our fight to provide better, AFFORDABLE transit options for Southern Queens and Rockaway residents by signing this petition to extend high speed ferry service to the weekends in the summer.
Belle Harbor Property Owners Association started this petition with a single signature, and now has 2,209 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.