Assuming everything runs smoothly and you have no waiting time, you're looking at an hour to get to St George. Taking into account that this is the real world and things never run smoothly, you're looking at 75 to 90 minutes.
The Staten Island Ferry trip is always relatively pleasant. Because the boat passes the Statue of Liberty and offers great views of New York Harbor and the downtown skyline, it's usually pretty packed with tourists looking for free photo ops. I snapped a couple photos but mostly contented myself with the book I had brought.
|If only you could run over this bridge year-round...|
My destination was less than two miles from the ferry so in a matter of minutes I was back off the bus. Time from my door to my destination? 1 hour, 45 minutes. I can visit all four other boroughs in the same amount of time--now you see why I don't get to Staten Island all that often.
Anyway, now that you are about to pee yourself wondering about my secret destination, it's after the jump.
|Photo credit: http://aroundtheworldblog.blogspot.com/|
There are also plenty of maritime objects and several of the rooms have been restored to look like they did during Snug Harbor's heyday at the turn of the century. Before I knew it, two hours had passed.
After leaving the museum, I wandered around the grounds for a bit, struggling to believe that I was still in New York City. I didn't make it to the Staten Island Botanical Garden which is also part of the cultural center so I guess I'll have to come back for that. On the way back I also stumbled upon a TexMex bar with an awesome beer list so I guess I have two reasons for a return visit!