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A cadre of city, state and federal representatives spoke of Superstorm Sandy’s impact on Jamaica Bay last Tuesday at the latest Jamaica Bay Task Force meeting, according to a report by Rockawave. The gathering was stuffed with over 150 people, all eager to hear from officials over the state of the Bay. “Whatever you think of climate…

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Using tonight’s State of the Borough address, Borough President Marty Markowitz is expected to revive plans to establish ferry commuter service between Manhattan and Southern Brooklyn neighborhoods including Sheepshead Bay. Markowitz’s push comes less than a year after a city study determined Southern Brooklyn unworthy of such a costly service. Markowitz will take to the…

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With the city trying to breathe new life into Coney Island, they’re also looking to revive a dead idea: ferry service. Following last week’s announcement that the city purchased 6.9 acres of amusement district real estate from Thor Equities developer Joe Sitt for $95.6 million, they have started a consultant search to reevaluate Coney Island’s…

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Why can’t Sheepshead Bay have a commuter ferry to Manhattan? It’s the parking, stupid. That was the message Sheepshead Bay residents sent the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) during last night’s hearing on increasing Brooklyn ferry service to several locations including Sheepshead Bay. The hearing, hosted by the EDC, the Department of Transportation…