At the time of this posting, there are 37 days, 20 hours, 49 minutes, and 5 seconds until Rockaway Taco reopens (per the countdown clock), which means it’s time to think about how the heck you’re going to get out there.
Bill de Blasio recently extended post-Sandy ferry service to Rockaway through May, but — much to the chagrin of teepee-building surfers — that boat only runs on weekdays. Which is why the Belle Harbor Property Owners Association just launched a petition asking De Blasio to further extend service into the summer and add weekend trips as well.
The group hopes to present the petition — which has already garnered over 1,000 signatures — to the mayor next month during a “thank you” press conference hosted by the Rockaway Committee To Save The Ferry.
A cheaper option wouldn’t hurt, especially with Fort Tilden finally set to reopen and more sand coming to city beaches. The privately operated New York Beach Ferry runs boats on summer weekends, but the $20 one-way fare is a lot steeper than the $3.50 it costs to board the city-subsidized Seastreak.
But whatever: we’ll get out there come hell or high water.