East River Journey through Hell’s Gate to Long Island Sound


Saturday, September 15th at 11 AM

Join National Lighthouse Museum members and friends for a cruise up the East River and pass through Hell’s Gate to Long Island Sound. We will cruise as far as Execution Rocks Lighthouse and learn of its gruesome history. The Stepping Stones Light is not to be missed!

This is a memorable three hour cruise with expert presenters sharing little known facts about New York City history and the lighthouses we’ll see.

Bring your own snacks or purchase refreshments on board.

The boat leaves promptly at 11:00 am from the World Financial Center Pier, located on the Hudson River at Vesey and North End Ave. Tickets are $60 Adults, $40 Children (under 10 yrs.) $50 Military and Seniors (62+).

This trip takes place rain or shine.

  • Due to space and safety requirements, large coolers are not permitted on board, only very small carry-ons. Light refreshments available for purchase on board.
  • Please note that there may be boarding limitations for the disabled at certain piers. Kindly call us to discuss if this might be an issue for you or your guest. 718-390-0040

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The Revitalization of Staten Island

New York City’s “forgotten borough” is no longer that. Staten Island is fast on the rise, with an astonishing number of new developments, from sleek tech companies to cultural centers to waterfront amusement parks

via Mike Dunphy/ NewYork.Com

5-fantasy-shores_650When Dutch explorers arrived in New York harbor and spotted land, the old joke goes that they asked “s dat en island?” thereby bestowing the name on Staten Island. Probably even less funny is the question from many visitors today: “s dat New Jersey?” Indeed, New York City’s “forgotten borough” accepts short shrift daily, especially in tourism, with few visitors embarking on anything more than a round-trip ride on the famous free ferry. But, things are changing on Staten Island — in a big way. New tech companies are moving in, taking advantage of one of the best broadband infrastructures in the nation — and inspiring headlines like this one: “Can Staten Island become… Silicon Island?” Also, retailers are setting up shop on the island, snapping up the least expensive commercial space in all five boroughs. Plus, the island is also starting to draw tourists seeking an alternative to the usual selfies in Times Square, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. But there’s no need to wait for rotations on the world’s tallest Ferris wheel before launching your own expedition here. Staten Island is rapidly evolving month by month, as you’ll see from our timeline below. Visit now, for the chance to see an island in flux.

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