Tag Archives: Staten Island Ferry

Afternoon View – Staten Island Ferry

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Staten Island Ferry Crash Injures Dozens

The same Staten Island ferry aboard which 11 passengers were killed in 2003 has crashed into the dock again, resulting in 37 injuries. According to Jim Long, a spokesman for the Fire Department of New York, 17 of the 37 have been transported to area hospitals. “The other 20 will be evaluated, treated and they could be transported to hospitals,” ...

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Staten Island Ferry To Provide Refuge From Onboard Preachers

If you’ve ridden the Staten Island Ferry, you probably know that biggest downside of the voyage is in the ranting street preachers who take advantage of an audience that can’t escape for 20 minutes. Well, no more. After “reviewing legal issues surrounding free speech and how it applies on public transportation” the DOT has established a “Quiet Deck,” where loud ...

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Keep The Ferry Free?

With the city’s economy taking a major beating from lost banking taxes (10% of the city’s revenues come from Wall Street), some are suggesting that it’s time to start charging for the Staten Island Ferry again. Currently the city is giving about 20 million “free” rides a year. Taxpayers shelled out a record $5.69 last year for every “free” ride ...

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