Sunday, April 19, 2009

Staten Island Ferry

It was too nice to stay inside yesterday, so Captain Carnivore and I decided to take a ride on the Staten Island Ferry. He was concerned that people would think we were either tourists or from Staten Island, and he couldn't decide which would be worse. I was just excited to make it to the final of NY's five boroughs.

At the risk of sounding you know what, the first surprise is that the trip is completely free. In this time of economic hardship and when subway prices are getting ready to go up AGAIN, I can't believe the city still provides a free ride for tourists and for Staten Islanders.

But I digress, the view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island is wonderful. The boat must lean to the west with all of the tourists moving to that side of the boat to snap pictures.

It is possible to get off the boat run through the terminal and make the boat that is getting ready to leave for Manhattan. But we waited for the next ferry so we could walk around the terminal and peek in to the minor league baseball stadium right next door.

On the way back, we stood on the other side of the boat so we'd have a good view of the Veranzano Bridge, Brooklyn and Governor's Island.

Brooklyn Heights

A pomegranate ice cream bar covered in chocolate awaited me when I returned to Brooklyn. Perfect end to a fun afternoon.

3 Comments:

Blogger Dad/Uncle Corey/Corey said...

Great pictures! How cool!

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have always been a fan of free boat rides. Uncle Larry

1:10 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

You would love the Ferry Uncle Larry! Come on out and I'll take you and Aunt Barb for a ride:-)

7:29 AM  

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