Pete Davidson has become one of the most talked about celebrities in the recent years. Keeping his high-profile relationships aside, Pete is truly a very talented young man. The “Saturday Night Live” comic Pete Davidson along with Colin Jost have recently purchased a decommissioned Staten Island Ferry boat with big plans for the future.
The SNL stars bought the Staten Island Ferry boat for $280,100 with plans to turn it into New York’s hottest club. They bagged the 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. Jost and Davidson teamed up with comedy club owner Paul Italia.
“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 claims that converting the 2,109-ton boat into an entertainment facility will cost millions of euros and is unlikely to happen soon. Representatives for Jost and Davidson, who both grew up on Staten Island and frequently joke about their home borough and its most well-known method of transportation, were contacted for comment.
The John F. Kennedy, named after the 35th president of the United States, was the fleet’s oldest ferry when it was retired last summer. The new owners have ten business days to find a dock and tow the vessel there. New York City’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services auctioned the boat, and other city departments must approve its use as a floating nightclub.
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