Bloomberg is floating a plan to provide ferry service to the Rockaways:
MIKE ROCK(AWAY)S THE BOAT
Read the list at left for the details.
Also, from Newsday:
City pushes for Rockaways ferry service
The willingness to foot part of the bill for a Rockaways ferry marks a reversal of the city's position from just two years ago, when the Department of Transportation said of such a service: "Our policy is not to be involved in subsidies."
Graphic from NY Post