Letter: A Glen Cove Ferry Followed By A Heliport?


Growing like Topsy, the dream that belongs to Glen Cove mayor Reginald Spinello is taking shape at Garvies Point. The next step is a $4.3 million ferry terminal that will whisk commuters from Long Island to Manhattan and back, hopefully in the same day.

Glen Cove ambitiously took part during 2001-02 in a ferry service that never took off because of the lack of promotion and consequently low ridership. It was a now-defunct enterprise of Connecticut’s Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. They merely ran out of money because of unexpectedly high operating costs.

Now, 13 years later, the rejuvenated plan will be closely connected to the $1 billion private waterfront development project of Uniondale-based RXR Realty owned by Scott Rechler. This month RXR advertised “The Best New Address on Long Island’ called Ritz-Carlton Residences in the Village of North Hills within the Great Neck School District. Luxury condos as low as $1.5 million.

Cough, cough. Back in Glen Cove and Sea Cliff we naturally hope that Reggie knows what he’s doing. No word yet from the city planning board about a heliport or any other such mode of transportation on the drawing table. Whew.

—Joe Krupinski
Sea Cliff

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