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Rockaway Residents Rally For Ferry Service To Be Made Permanent

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Rockaway residents say they need permanent ferry service to Manhattan, and residents gathered Thursday to call on the mayoral candidates to promise to keep the temporary ferry afloat.

The service was put in place shortly after Hurricane Sandy took out the A train, stranding commuters who depend on the line.

City officials announced last week that the service will be extended through January, but residents say that's not enough.

"This ferry has been a boost. It's helped us since after the hurricane. We need to continue this," said one.

"When people can easily come over, particularly in the nicer weather, go to a restaurant, go to the beach, go to the concession stands, this helps Rockaway's economy," said another. "So there is every reason imaginable why this ferry must stay."

At $2 a ride, residents say the ferry is both vital and affordable for all Rockaway residents who rely on mass transit.

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