2017-05-19 / Letters

Taking A Ride On The Ferry

Dear Editor:

Last week I had a business trip to New York City for the Waterfront Alliance Conference. Having heard about the ferry opening, and wanting to survey some Reef Ball Oyster Restoration sites in Jamaica Bay, I started searching for a place to stay. There aren’t many choices. But from satellite views, I figured I could hit the D Piper Inn. To make a long story short, I planned on getting to Rockaway, getting up early and catching the first ferry to Pier 11.

The trip was unbelievable, I had the upper deck on the ferry to myself but it was a great opportunity to get a few sunrise pictures. I have no doubt that for many people headed to Manhattan for a conference they would love staying on the beach. At Pier 11 I decided to just hike to Pier 40. Several times I slipped out to the water for a little detour to enjoy the walk.

I hope on future trips I will be able to afford to stay at Rockaway Beach and spend some time kayaking in Jamaica Bay. I was also impressed with the beach and dune restoration. I realized it was not ideal for many residents and visitors that were used to just walking out to the water without the trek to the top of the boardwalk and winding sideways down to the beach.

I look forward to seeing the progress on rain gardens to handle storm runoff along the bay side of the boardwalk. Continue your efforts Rock- away and New York, as people become aware of the condition of the beach and bay I think you will be seeing more than a few months of business during the summer.

JIM MCFARLANE

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Thank you for your mention of

Thank you for your mention of our simple D Piper Inn, Rockaway Beach, NYC, but i disagree, this is the safest, cleanest City in the World, NO, Zero, exceptions, per capita !! You will ways be able to afford to stay at the D Piper Inn our my watch. .. Your stay was a pleasure here and a true honor for us. Indeed, thank you. ..The obstructions of the beach, however , are NOT, IS NOT, a necessary, its an harassment to Society, plain and simple!! .. A disrespect to those whom are lucky enough to grow old. Thank you, D Piper Inn Hotel Rockaway Beach NY 718-945-1830 pip158@verizon.net www.dpiperinn.com

Thank you for your mention of

Thank you for your mention of our simple D Piper Inn, Rockaway Beach, NYC, but i disagree, this is the safes, cleanest City in the world, NO, Zero, exceptions, per capita ! You will ways be able to afford to stay at the D Piper Inn. .. Your stay was a pleasure here and a true honor. Thank you. The obstructions of the beach are NOT a necessary, its an harassment to Society, plain and simple!! .. A disrespect to those whom are lucky enough to grow old. Thank you, D Piper Inn Hotel Rockaway Beach NY 718-945-1830 pip158@verizon.net www.dpiperinn.com


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