Washington - 24 January ANI American comics Colin Jost and Pete Davidson from Saturday Night Live' have purchased a decommissioned Staten Island Ferry boat for USD 280,100 and plan to turn it into New York's hottest club.
According to USA Today, Jost and Davidson teamed up with comedy club owner Paul Italia on the winning bid for John F. Kennedy, a 277 foot 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 something iconic. "We wanted to figure out a way to save it and to do something special with it," said Italia, a real estate investor and co-owner of restaurant and comedy club The Stand.
The purchase was revealed during the weekend update, where 'SNL sent up the sentimental purchase. We bought a ferry! Davidson cracked the windowless van of the sea. Jost deadpanned the whole thing, and we thought it through.
Colin, a giggling Davidson, said you always were, you look like you own the yacht they rent out for rap videos. Italia said that transforming the 2,109 ton ferry into an entertainment venue will cost millions of dollars and won't happen soon.