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The iconic Staten Island boat has been auctioned off to New York comedians

New York. American comedians Pete Davidson and Colin Jost, best known for their “Saturday Night Live” show, have taken a prominent place in New York: along with other investors, bought a 57-year-old boat that runs between Manhattan and Staten Island districts. It has been mistakenly auctioned off by the city until last August. This was announced by the television station NBC, which broadcasts “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend.

247,000 euros for the iconic boat

The iconic Staten Island ferry employs thousands of New Yorkers every day. But they are popular with tourists because the ride is free and goes close to the Statue of Liberty. The ship now being auctioned is named “John F. Kennedy”. Its engines were out of order, but both Davidson and Jost were still worth $ 280,100 to Staten Island natives. NBC reports that comedians want to turn it into a place for live entertainment.

“John F. Kennedy” came into service in 1965, measuring 84 meters long, 21 meters wide and weighing 2100 tons. Buyers now have two weeks to find a permanent berth for the Orange Shipping and tow it by tugboat.

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