Tucked away on the west side of the small town of Broad Channel in the middle of Jamiaca Bay is a narrow, dead end, street that goes by the name of West 12th Road. Those of us who live there know that the nice part about living in a small town is that when you are not quite sure what is going on, someone else always does!
[Peter J. Mahon West 12th Road, Broad Channel]
With the future of the ferry still up in the air and just two weeks to go before the ferry is scheduled to end, the fight is on.
By January 31st, the ferry may be gone forever as it is only guaranteed until that date. New Mayor Bill de Blasio, the New York City Economic Development Corp. and SeaStreak have not made any mention of the ferry service being extended or made permanent as of yet. To put the pressure on, the Committee to Save the Rockaway Ferry will be holding a press conference to demand the continuation of the ferry service at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21st at Pier 11 in Manhattan.
“The Rockaway peninsula always needed ferry transportation,” the committee said in an email. “It took a ‘Superstorm’ for this form of transportation to become a reality. Ridership is good and excellent in spring and summer. For the City of New York to even consider ending the ferry service is unacceptable.”