Comedians Pete Davidson and Colin Jost, plus a co-owner of Manhattan comedy club The Stand, teamed up to buy a retired Staten Island ferry, the John F. Kennedy, at an auction Wednesday.
The trio hopes to turn the worn-down, recently retired boat into an arts and entertainment complex with music, shows and, of course, comedy. A permanent stationary home to house the ferry is in the works, Paul Italia, who owns the comedy club, told Crain’s Friday.
“We wanted to restore the boat and make sure it doesn’t go to the scrapyard,” said Italia, who is a commercial real estate broker at Compass. “We accomplished that.”
→ Continue reading at Crain's New York Business