We Found A New Way To Get Around New York (And It’s Cheap!)

Navigating New York City can be challenging, even for seasoned New Yorkers. It’s even more confusing if it’s your first trip to the city. Sharon and I fall somewhere in the middle of those categories. Like most locals (well, former locals), we’ll choose to walk if it’s a reasonable distance. For further trips, we’ll choose between an Uber, Taxi or Subway. Each one of those choices has its advantages and drawbacks.

During one of our trips, we decided to head to Williamsburg, Brooklyn and check out a New York classic, Peter Luger Steakhouse.

We managed to get there just fine, taking the Subway from our hotel that was located near Wall Street in Lower Manhattan. After lunch, we decided to walk around Brooklyn for a bit.

Sharon Brooklyn Photobomb.jpg

When we wanted to head back, I realized we walked the furthest direction possible from any convenient Subway station. We’d have to backtrack to get on the train we arrived on. What about Uber? There were cars available but for the short ride, it was really expensive because we’d have to drive all around Brooklyn to get to the closest bridge crossing.

That’s when I saw an option on Google Maps that I’ve never encountered before.

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This Was Easily The Best Name For A Ferry, EVER! Until…

I grew up in Staten Island, NY and so, of course, the Staten Island Ferry is near and dear to my heart. Most of the ferries are named after famous Staten Island people or towns, or those who served political office  such as Alice Austen (a photographer who also introduced tennis to the United States.), John F. Kennedy and Samuel I. Newhouse (the Staten Island Advance’s [S.I.’s daily newspaper] publisher from 1922 to 1979). But other vessels around the world are sometimes named a different way.

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Our Weekly Recap: 11/12/17 – 11/18/17

Happy Saturday, friends! Here’s a recap of what we wrote this week:

Joe wrote about:

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