Pete Davidson and Colin Jost Buy a Staten Island Ferry

The “Saturday Night Live” cast members plan to turn decommissioned ferryboat into entertainment venue.

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Before they were famous, 'Saturday Night Live' cast members Pete Davidson and Colin Jost grew up riding the Staten Island Ferry. Now they own one.

The “Saturday Night Live” cast members plan to turn decommissioned ferryboat into entertainment venue.

Jan. 21, 2022 6:26 pm ETBefore they were famous, Staten Island natives Pete Davidson and Colin Jost grew up riding the Staten Island Ferry.Now they own one.The “Saturday Night Live” cast members along with comedy club owner Paul Italia cast the winning bid for a decommissioned Staten Island ferryboat during a city auction that closed Wednesday, Mr. Italia said. A spokeswoman for NBCUniversal confirmed Mr. Jost and Mr. Davidson’s involvement with the project. The group plans to turn the ship into a floating entertainment venue.

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Colin Jost, Pete Davidson Buy Staten Island Ferry BoatThe 'Saturday Night Live' comics teamed up with comedy club owner Paul Italia to bid on the decommissioned boat with plans to turn it into New York's hottest club. Need a loudaboutnothin comment on this developing story. Sequel to this classic coming up nbcsnl? It'll be a swingers club right?

Pete Davidson, Colin Jost buy decommissioned Staten Island ferry for $280,100Staten Island natives Pete Davidson and Colin Jost have purchased a decommissioned Staten Island ferry boat for $280,100, their real estate agent says. Party boat...

Pete Davidson, Colin Jost revealed as new owners of retired JFK Staten Island Ferry, reports sayThe Staten Island natives plan to turn the decommissioned vessel into a live entertainment venue, according to reports.

Staten Island's finest Pete Davidson and Colin Jost buy a Staten Island ferry Pete Davidson and Colin Jost bought a decommissioned ferry from their native Staten Island with some big plans for it. INSURANCE IS NOT CHEAP ,BUT THAT IS A LOT OF SQUARE FOOTAGE ON A WELL BUILT VESSEL, FOR A GOOD PRICE. ENJOY IT !

Pete Davidson & Colin Jost Buy Decommissioned Staten Island Ferry Boat, Hope To Convert To Entertainment VenueIn what sounds like material for a Saturday Night Live sketch, Pete Davidson and Colin Jost have purchased a decommissioned Staten Island ferry boat for $280,100, NBC News has confirmed. The SNL du…

Pete Davidson and Colin Jost's Next Project: Buying a Staten Island FerryEarlier this week, mystery bidders dropped a chunk of change on a broken-down boat that used to be part of the Staten Island Ferry fleet — and as it turns out, “NBCSNL” stars Pete Davidson and Colin Jost were the buyers.

joseph.deavila@wsj.com Jan. 21, 2022 6:26 pm ET Before they were famous, Staten Island natives Pete Davidson and Colin Jost grew up riding the Staten Island Ferry. Now they own one. The “Saturday Night Live” cast members along with comedy club owner Paul Italia cast the winning bid for a decommissioned Staten Island ferryboat during a city auction that closed Wednesday, Mr. Italia said. A spokeswoman for NBCUniversal confirmed Mr. Jost and Mr. Davidson’s involvement with the project. The group plans to turn the ship into a floating entertainment venue. Pete Davidson and Colin Jost are part of the group that bought a decommissioned Staten Island ferryboat for $280,100. Photo: Will Heath/NBC/Getty Images Representatives for Mr. Jost and Mr. Davidson didn’t return requests for comment. “The idea is to turn the space into a live entertainment event space with comedy, music, art, food,” Mr. Italia said. The team bought the ferry, known as the John F. Kennedy, for $280,100, according to city records. The purchase was made in Mr. Italia’s name and Mr. Jost and Mr. Davidson are investors in the project, Mr. Italia said. The hull of the ship, built in 1965, is in good condition but it has mechanical problems and will need repairs to get it up and running, according to city records. New York City tourists may best know the Staten Island Ferry as a free boat ride that offers views of lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. But it is also an important mass-transportation option for Staten Island residents commuting into Manhattan and typically carries about 75,000 riders each weekday, according to the city. Both Mr. Davidson and Mr. Jost have included Staten Island, the least populous borough in New York City and known somewhat as the city’s punching bag, in their material. Mr. Jost wrote and appeared in the 2015 film “Staten Island Summer,” which is based on his experience as a lifeguard. And Mr. Davidson starred in the 2020 film “The King of Staten Island,” based on his early life. The ferry purchase was earlier reported by