2009-10-30 / Community

Thompson Addresses Rockaway Needs


Democratic mayoral candidate William Thompson answered questions from locals during a campaign stop at the Good Govern ment Regular Democratic Club in Rock - away Park last week. Thompson told residents that the election was about, among other things, electing someone who "understands that New York City is five boroughs. That it isn't just part of Manhattan." Photos by Miriam Rosenberg. Democratic mayoral candidate William Thompson answered questions from locals during a campaign stop at the Good Govern ment Regular Democratic Club in Rock - away Park last week. Thompson told residents that the election was about, among other things, electing someone who "understands that New York City is five boroughs. That it isn't just part of Manhattan." Photos by Miriam Rosenberg. Thompson took questions on a range of subjects including schools, small business and transportation. Norman Silverstein, left, asked Thompson about reopening the old Rockaway Beach Long Island Railroad line and having direct transit from Rockaway Beach to Manhattan. Joe Hartigan informed Thompson of the $15 million in federal funds earmarked for ferry service that Mayor Bloomberg refuses to use. "Ferry service makes sense," said Thompson. "As to the MTA or Long Island Railroad, I'd be happy to look at it. The question is, how much will it cost and can it be done?" Thompson took questions on a range of subjects including schools, small business and transportation. Norman Silverstein, left, asked Thompson about reopening the old Rockaway Beach Long Island Railroad line and having direct transit from Rockaway Beach to Manhattan. Joe Hartigan informed Thompson of the $15 million in federal funds earmarked for ferry service that Mayor Bloomberg refuses to use. "Ferry service makes sense," said Thompson. "As to the MTA or Long Island Railroad, I'd be happy to look at it. The question is, how much will it cost and can it be done?"

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