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Pete Davidson, Colin Jost discuss buying Staten Island ferry on ‘SNL’


Pete Davidson, Colin Jost discuss buying Staten Island ferry on 'SNL'

Left to right, Pete Davidson, Alex Moffat and Colin Jost on “Saturday Night Live.” Photo by Will Heath/NBC

Jan. 23 (UPI) — Saturday Night Live cast members Pete Davidson and Colin Jost discussed on “Weekend Update” their recent decision to buy a decommissioned Staten Island ferry.

They are Staten Island natives.

“We bought a ferry — the windowless van of the sea!” Davidson declared, while holding a brown paper-wrapped beer can.

“It’s very exciting. We thought the whole thing through,” Jost confirmed.

“Even the mayor [Eric Adams] tweeted about it, which is how I found out we have a new mayor. What happened to [Mike] Bloomberg?” Davidson quipped.

The most recent mayor of New York City was actually Bill de Blasio, who served two terms.

“We’re boat people now, Colin,” Davidson said. “Well, you always were. You look like you own the yacht people rent out for rap videos.”

“We’re going to keep the boat docked. It’s not going to move under its own power,” Jost said.

Jost, Davidson and Stand comedy-club co-owner Paul Italia placed the winning $280,100 bid for the John F. Kennedy ferry, which shuttled commuters between Staten Island and Manhattan for 50 years before it was retired due to “mechanical issues” in August.

The trio plan to find it a permanent waterfront home and convert it into a live entertainment space and event venue.

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