2002-06-29 / Editorial/Opinion

We’ve Got Your Ferry…. Right Here!

We've Got Your Ferryâ026. Right Here!

Okay, now that the ferry situation appears to be off the drawing board again, it's time to vent. First we heard the $300,000 was pulled by the city, and then we heard, from very reliable sources, that the money was placed back into the Mayor's budget. Then come the daily newspaper reports that said the ferry situation in New York City was "sinking fast" because not many people are riding the ferries. This does not bode well for Rockaway's chances of ever getting ferry service. With all the stop and go tactics involved with trying to get a ferry here, we've decided that we don't need the city's help because we've come up with our own version of a ferry service. Remember on "Gilligan's Island" when "The Professor" built all of those gadgets out of hay, grass and other products on the island? For example, he built a washing machine and a little car that only required you to pedal to make it operational. We could do the same thing. All we would need to do is scour the area for some rubber, glue, a steering wheel, some old buoys, ripped up car seats, shark repellent, and some hay. Then, slap that bad boy together, leaving enough room for dogs and cats, and everybody would pedal until we reached Manhattan. Think this is a preposterous idea? Well, so was the notion that the city would even bother to help us establish ferry service. At this point, our ferry would have a far better shot at starting service than a real one. We would just recommend that not everyone sit on the same side.

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