Posts Tagged: Transit

  • Getting here just got easier this summer

    Getting here just got easier this summer

    Great news for visitors taking mass transit to Rockaway this summer: the MTA is improving both bus and subway access on weekends starting on June 12th. According to an MTA press release, the S shuttle that now runs from Beach 116th Street to Broad Channel will be extended to Rockaway Boulevard in Ozone Park. The

  • The Rockaway transit hack

    The Rockaway transit hack

    Getting to and from Rockaway has never been easy, as any resident or visitor can attest. Daily ferry service was cancelled in 2014, although it is slated to return in 2017. Only half of the peninsula is served by a direct-to-Manhattan subway connection. Bus service is often abysmal, and isn’t calibrated to meet the increased

  • Ferry advocates condemn Mayor de Blasio

    Ferry advocates condemn Mayor de Blasio

    Photo courtesy of Linda Deckelman Chanting “No ferry, no votes!” a group of Rockaway residents last night condemned Mayor de Blasio’s failure to renew funding for the Manhattan-bound waterborne service. The raucous group of more than 100 residents gathered at the Beach 108th Street dock, joined by Public Advocate Letitia James, to greet the final

  • Rockaway residents fight for last-minute ferry reprieve

    Rockaway residents fight for last-minute ferry reprieve

    Photo courtesy of Laura Deckelman A group of Rockaway residents is waging a viral campaign to save the community’s ferry service to Brooklyn and Manhattan, which will cease operations this week unless additional funding is found. Laura Deckelman, of Rockaway United to Save our Ferry, has been pressuring public officials on Facebook and Twitter to