Yesterday, I wrote about how Carnival advised patrons who'd paid for a "Drag Stars at Sea" cruise, which will feature drag performers, that they are not to dress in drag or they will be kicked off the boat with no refund!
The reason? They don't want to upset the children!!!!
After some backlash ov ... More >>
City Comptroller John Liu took a trip to Staten Island today to criticize the city's management of new ferry boats that he says have been chronically out of service and have wasted taxpayers' dollars.
The announcement was a chance for Liu, who is expected to run for mayor in 2013, to get his name ... More >>
In one of the noisier, and sadder, cries for help heard in a long time, 49-year-old Brooklynite Frank Console was nabbed after making a series of death threats against various state and local politicians and the Staten Island cops. Calling by phone to 911 from the St. George Ferry Terminal on ... More >>
We've come a long way, people. At one point we thought the world was flat! Now cruise ships docking at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal will get to plug into a giant electrical outlet instead of spreading their diesel fumes into Red Hook. It's taken two years of "plug negotiations" (not the offic ... More >>
The Economic Development Corporation of New York has agreed to a contract that will provide a year-round ferry service in the East River, moving people between Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, WNYC reports. New York Waterway's BillyBey Ferry Company will charge either $3.00 or $5.50 depending ... More >>
A rendering, via Brooklyn365Hold onto your fedoras, people! A proposed Williamsburg-Northside-Greenpoint ferry is in the works for a spring 2011 launch, according to the New York City Economic Development Group. Plans are still in the early stages according to the woman we spoke to, meaning w ... More >>
If anyone was wondering whether or not Goldman Sachs would be kinder to the American public after the banking monolith was fined a $500M slap on the wrist and finance reform was put into place, well, wonder no more. Because we have the answer, and it's apparently Hell no.
Sarah DiGregorioCarteles' fried El Cubano sandwich.From the street, you'd never guess what's in store for Carteles, that sliver of a sandwich shop on East 6th Street that had the neighborhood swooning over its classic Cuban sandwiches when it opened earlier this year.
But soon a staircase at ... More >>
NYU has money, NYU needs space, NYU says it wants to work with the community.
OK, so here are five things NYU can do, only two of which require new construction:
1. Relocate nursing school to St Vincent's and establish a second teaching hospital on site.
2. Assume responsibility for the ... More >>
By Tom Feeney Jr. When Mike Bloomberg announced the injection of nearly $50 million of federal stimulus funds into the maintenance of the Staten Island Ferry recently, he issued a press release also crediting US senator Charles Schumer and other members of the New York's congressional delegation. ... More >>
Yesterday's Staten Island Ferry crash hard landing was caused by a transformer malfunction, the Staten Island Advance reports. One of the John W. Marchi's transformers went out, which we would have thought meant the vessel would rely on the other three transformers on board. But these, apparently in ... More >>