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Rockaway Residents Take To City Hall In Fight To Keep Ferry

Protesters call on the city to preserve the Rockaway Ferry on Thursday, Aug. 21. (Credit: CBS 2)

Protesters call on the city to preserve the Rockaway Ferry on Thursday, Aug. 21. (Credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Residents of the Rockaway Peninsula took their battle to City Hall Thursday as they fight to keep their ferry service.

Residents and business owners protested against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to stop funding the Rockaway-Brooklyn ferry service in October.

The ferry started running in November 2012 as an emergency measure, after Superstorm Sandy devastated other public transit options in the area.

It has carried hundreds of thousands passengers since then. Proponents say it offers a fast, reliable and affordable alternative for commuters.

Protesters said the ferry is crucial to ongoing recovery efforts.

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