From the Daily News:
The city told Water Taxi Beach last month to make way for the development of Hunters Point South, a massive residential and retail complex.
The city rejected the company's proposal for an alternate location, said Tom Fox, owner of Water Taxi Beach.
Petitioners took to the Web to throw their support behind the scrapped beach.
"Greatest view ever. Favorite spot of many. Please reconsider," one petitioner, Amanda Nocito, wrote on the website.
Joe Conley, chairman of Community Board 2, said the club atmosphere is exactly what turned locals against the beach.
"It's still a great idea, but introducing the concept of sun, sand and alcohol didn't work out. We'd welcome the beach, but without alcohol," he said.