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]
Someone is a well-deserved Rockaway Ferry VIP. Laura Deckelman, a member of The Committee to Save the Rockaway Ferry was given a “free pass” from Seastreak, the company that operates the ferry service.
Deckelman was featured in The Wave back in December for her commitment to riding the ferry until it is made permanent. Deckelman, a Bayswater resident, rides the ferry every day. As a photographer, she takes photos of her trips daily and posts them to Facebook and also shares them with Seastreak in order to promote the ferry.
Deckelman was paying the ferry fare for her daily trips, but Seastreak recently sent her a pass that will allow her to ride the ferry for free.
As of right now, permanent ferry service is still not guaranteed. Before the last contract was up at the end of January, the city announced that the ferry will continue at least until April and possibly further if ridership numbers are good.