'SNL' comics Jost, Davidson buy Staten Island Ferry boat

“Saturday Night Live” comics Colin Jost and Pete Davidson purchased a decommissioned Staten Island Ferry boat for $280,100 with plans to turn it into New York's hottest club. The 277-foot vessel shuttled commuters for nearly 60 years.

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“Saturday Night Live” comics Colin Jost and Pete Davidson purchased a decommissioned Staten Island Ferry boat for $280,100 with plans to turn it into New York 's hottest club. The 277-foot vessel shuttled commuters for nearly 60 years.

NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” comics Colin Jost and Pete Davidson have purchased a decommissioned Staten Island Ferry boat for $280,100 with plans to turn it into New York 's hottest club. Jost and Davidson teamed up with comedy club owner Paul Italia on Wednesday's winning bid for the John F.

NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” comics Colin Jost and Pete Davidson have purchased a decommissioned Staten Island Ferry boat for $280,100 with plans to turn it into New York’s hottest club.Jost and Davidson teamed up with comedy club owner Paul Italia on Wednesday’s winning bid for the John F. Kennedy, a 277-foot (84-meter) vessel that shuttled commuters between the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island from 1965 until it was taken out of service last August.

“The Staten Island Ferry is definitely something iconic,” Italia, a real estate investor and co-owner of the restaurant and comedy club The Stand, said Friday. “We wanted to figure out a way to save it and to do something special with it.”Italia said transforming the 2,109-ton ferry into an entertainment venue will cost millions of dollars and won’t happen anytime soon.

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So you gotta ship but where ya gonna put ? Welcome to NYC historicship life, boys! It's a lotta fun! We know! Piers4boats MaryWhalen AdmiralPortSide ColinJost petedavidson StatenIsland A floating nightclub on Staten Island- what could possibly go wrong? 🤣 That extra $100 must have really sealed the deal.

thelonelyisland AndySamberg better be the captain! Hope they can clean it out, because the Kennedy was INFESTED with roaches and rats. Awesome

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…

HunterZThompson Nice to have money you don’t know what to do with I think Steffon needs to make sure it's 'New York's hottest club.' The sequel… Best thing Pete Davidson ever did was get his face blown off in Suicide Squad. What will Stefan say about this New York's hottest club? Bed bugs, pizza rats and Staten Island yankee hats.

I'm on a boat, I'm on a boat Everybody look at me 'cause I'm sailing on a boat (whoa) I'm on a boat, I'm on a boat Take a good hard look at the motherfuckin' boat (shorty, shorty, yeah) Rich showbiz ppl buying crap is not worthy of the AP. well, what could go wrong there…… just require that everyone on board wears a lifejacket. no exceptions.

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 !

Could you please call it “Stefon Island Ferry”? It’s got everything Pygmy yoga goats Full kombucha bar Circus performers from New Guinea Ariana Grande singing Meatloaf covers ….. Uh oh…the JFK ferry, the crazy Q people are going to be there…no thanks! The snl comics are appropriating Serbian culture. And I'm not repeat not 'here for it'

Docking fees will be in the millions per day. This is a massive f/u. Will it have Dan Cortez?

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.

SalVulcano thoughts sir? We had a decommissioned Riverboat in Biloxi that was converted into a club and it was called The Showboat (original, I know...I didn't name it!). IMHO - decommissioned boats make great clubs/casinos. Whoever wrote that tweet for AP was channeling Stefon: '...New York's hottest club...' '...it's got everything; music, dancing, and a little person who goes around saying funny voice 'this is not the poop deck!'' 🙃 snl nbcsnl

I'm sure they'll let any average Joe in . Is this some elaborate bit involving Bill Hader? The Tightantic Dartmouth_Diva Club Boaty mc boat face I called it is my trademark now After all those racist jokes ColinJost made... I love this if only for Stefon returning to promote it on Wekend Update.

Pete Davidson, Colin Jost buy decommissioned Staten Island ferry for $280,100 Staten 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...

Well the ship runs out of x and booze Oh good that’ll hold all the people who actually think SNL is still funny. That's pretty cheap Great, let's get sea sick AND roofied The Scarlett Kim It will take them 60 years just to clean the grime off it, half of that time just for the bathrooms! What could go wrong ? Um...everything. I love both of these gentlemen, but this seems like a really bad idea. I bet it was Pete's 🤣

WOT a splendid plan Colin Jost & Pete Davidson have cooked up to create New York's hottest club!

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…

That’s pretty freaking cool!

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 !

This combination of photos shows "Saturday Night Live" cast members Colin Jost at the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" in Los Angeles on April 22, 2019, left, and Pete Davidson at the premiere of "Big Time Adolescence" in New York on March 5, 2020. The pair have purchased a decommissioned Staten Island Ferry boat with plans to turn it into New York’s hottest club. (AP Photo) NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” comics Colin Jost and Pete Davidson have purchased a decommissioned Staten Island Ferry boat for $280,100 with plans to turn it into New York’s hottest club. Jost and Davidson teamed up with comedy club owner Paul Italia on Wednesday’s winning bid for the John F. Kennedy, a 277-foot (84-meter) vessel that shuttled commuters between the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island from 1965 until it was taken out of service last August. “The Staten Island Ferry is definitely something iconic,” Italia, a real estate investor and co-owner of the restaurant and comedy club The Stand, said Friday. “We wanted to figure out a way to save it and to do something special with it.” Italia said transforming the 2,109-ton ferry into an entertainment venue will cost millions of dollars and won’t happen anytime soon. “It’s really early stages here,” he said. “You have a great idea and you’re working on executing it and the first step is the acquisition of the boat, and I think that that’s the story right now. We were successful in acquiring the boat and making sure it didn’t go into the scrapyard like the last two.” ADVERTISEMENT