Last week from the Untapped Cities HQ, we spotted the Staten Island Ferry cruising up (and down) the Hudson River. And we don’t mean downtown around the New York Harbor, close to its natural habitat. It first came into view at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal at 55th Street then continued on past Columbus Circle, West New York (in New Jersey) to the Upper West Side in the 70s before making a U-turn. Was it lost? Going on a joy ride hoping to escape the city?
We posed the question to our Twitter and Instagram followers and got some fun answers like from Matthew Hennessey:
— Matthew Hennessey (@MattHennessey) July 21, 2014
A more serious answer from David Abbey:
— David Abbey (@DavidAbbey) July 21, 2014
And finally, perhaps the coolest idea from Mark Mannino:
@untappedcities I believe they do that for a movie shoot
— Mark Mannino (@markmannino) July 25, 2014
Anybody want to confirm or offer additional details? We’d love to know for sure (here’s looking at you NYC DOT!).
[Update: We received a comment from Louis Pons, who works for the ferry and says they go north to train new captains. Thanks Louis!]
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