Tag Archives: Staten Island Ferry

Ferry Tails

 Before you can enter the Staten Island Ferry’s terminal, one needs to be vetted by two Labradors who look as official as rodeo clowns…their partners as stern as they seem surprised. Why are we working again when we could be … Continue reading

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I Believe In Ferries

I had a job in Staten Island, opting to self-report, sailing at dawn feeling like Sinbad the Sailor. I’ve written many times about the Staten Island Ferry, how wonderful it is and the best deal in town, since it’s free. … Continue reading

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Salt In My Hair

  I’m on the Staten Island Ferry, a New York treasure, writing on a napkin, a well-worn copy of Pete Hamill’s, Downtown, nestled in my lap. It’s one of the books I read once a year, along with Pride and … Continue reading

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When Late Is Great

I missed the boat for real the other day. Had a job on Staten Island expected to meet a magazine crew on the ferry at 7:45. I thought it was 8:30, so when I got to the terminal, no one … Continue reading

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My friend Mary recently got back from a cruise and loved it. She can’t wait to go again. It made me wonder, would I enjoy going on a luxury ocean liner like Mary? After a night of obsessing and surfing … Continue reading

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