Staying true to his roots despite being an honorary Kardashian, Pete Davidson just purchased a Staten Island ferry. That’s right — “John F. Kennedy,” a decommissioned Staten Island ferry boat, was bought anonymously for $280,000 on January 19 by none other than Davidson, “Saturday Night Live” costar Colin Jost, and realtor Paul Italia, per Vulture. While Davidson’s 2020 film, “The King of Staten Island,” is essentially a loose biopic depicting his younger days, Jost is also a native known for cracking jokes about the storied New York City borough during his “Weekend Update” segment.
While the idea of a Staten Island ferry — which is used as a boat for New York commuters — screams the opposite of Hollywood luxury, the trio plans on transforming the boat into a live entertainment venue that will feature comedy performances, art installations, and food, per Vulture. The auction for “John F. Kennedy” lasted for one week before Davidson and co. snatched it up and per the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services regulations, Jost and Davidson better hurry — as they have only 10 days from purchase date to pick it up!
With the vessel’s listing noting a 5,200-person capacity, the ferry sounds like a potentially awesome party boat, after all.