Inside a Goldman Sachs Ferry

Last week, Goldman Sachs decided to put its two new ferries into service, and what’s more, they were being operated by NY Waterway and open to the plebes public. Then J. sent over a photo of one of the ferries, saying it was nicer than the other, older ferries. So I realized I should go ride one.

The roundtrip to Paulus is $12. Because the unhelpful ticket clerk gave me vague information, I first rode one of the old ferries, the Hoboken—handy for comparison’s sake, I suppose. I didn’t think it was that bad, but a) it was nearly empty, and b) I like most boats.

Ny Waterways Hoboken ferryNY Waterway old ferryWhile I waited five minutes in New Jersey for one of the Goldman ferries to show up, I admired the company’s building there. I had never seen it up close. I think it’s a fantastic building.

Goldman Sachs Paulus building 22513And of course I took some photos of the Lower Manhattan skyline.

Lower Manhattan skyline 22513Then the new ferry showed up. It was the York; a crew member said the other one, the Jersey, was out of service. The York is indeed pretty lovely, with a skylight and loungier seating. I’m not sure about the green, but the stripes were zippy and the gray carpet was more pleasant than the Hoboken’s vinyl flooring. The lack of an outside deck struck me as a bummer. I didn’t notice whether the engine was quieter, to be honest—but if it’s newer, it probably is.

Goldman Sachs ferry YorkGoldman Sachs ferry York interior2Goldman Sachs ferry York interiorGoldman Sachs ferry York skylightThe ferries surely deserve better names than the uninspired York and Jersey. Any suggestions?

Update: J. sent over another shot of the interior (looking toward the bow).

Goldman Sachs ferry by J



  1. To fake name Alan you seem to be admitting that you are indeed a very close friend to blogger thus your zealous bizarre defamatory comments make sense. You are indeed using the same IP address as fake name Smithrs. Stroller is likely the person too. This type of anonymous cowardly defamation on the web must stop and that is why I am using this as the opportunity to do so. Your legal college are slam dunk defamation as are the absurd comments that I have medical license etc etc. When this is all exposed you will be seen as the sad bunch hat you are, victims os the depression blogging during the day. Sadly I am forced to waste time replying this junk.

  2. The people of TriBeCa care more about good journalism such as our videos o the CB1 meeting whereby people expressed outrage over cronies of Hudson River Park trying to sneak by a tax on the residents. See those on BatteryPark.TV or

  3. Typo two comments above “legal comments” not legal college and “do not have medical license” instead of “that I have medical license”

  4. People in TriBeCa qt the CB1 meeting last night were thankful for my story about the billionaire on the Hudson River Trust who also owns adjacent St Johns complex on conflict of interest. On BatteryPark.TV and

  5. It seems that I am not he only one to suspect that fake name Jim Smithers is also Erik Torkells good friend. On this site June 10 2011 someone asked “is Smithers your business or personal partner?” this is consistent with my previous comments that “Alan” and Smithers are one in the same and maybe the same person as Torkels himself

  6. This string of 60 so called comments about me is all a hoax by Torkells the blogger

  7. Lol. This string of 60 or so comments is mostly from YOU, “Dr” Crazypants.

    You have been literally talking to yourself here since early this afternoon. That is never a good sign, “Doc”. Maybe you should get that checked.

  8. Yet another anonymous hoax name “Doug” either friends or or the same person as blogger Torkells. We already demonstrated that Smithers and Alan are the same and very closely associated with Torkells. What would motivate “Doug” to be so loyal to this blogger. Hmm

    All a hoax yet still defamation

  9. Pardon the typos on small iPhone

  10. Erik,
    Maybe you should turn off the comments on this one so that a certain somebody can put on their Nikes and purple track suit while they wait for their spaceship.

  11. To anonymous “Dave” this is a long string of no only defamation but clear cut cyber bullying. I am forced to monitor that which which is very distracting because the words are very harmful. For example one of the members of this hoax “chat room” said that I do not have a medical license. False and was never even an issue I raised. This is all being generated by one or two very close friends of Torkells blazing by using multiple fake names. Smithers is the same as Adam, etc. They are far too involved to be bystanders.

    You are witnessing online abuse of a blog in epic fashion. People need to stand up to this cyber bullying.

  12. Pardon the typos

  13. Calling me “crazy” “UFO” “insane” “not a doctor” is pure cyber bullying. Sadder yet it is all perpetrated by 50 year old men acting like teenagers. People need to stand up to this. Torkells refuses to remove these posts so I will have to monitor this for any more serious comments.

  14. Am I the only one who thinks this is more entertaining than the real Housewives of NJ?

  15. Hmm it seems that SyrollerlessTribecaHottie is a name exclusively used on this blog. Clearly it is crony of Torkells used to post fake comments to give the appearance that blog is truly generating community comments. Jim Smithers has generated questions from others. With maybe one or two exceptions this has been two days of Torkel and his close friends committing defamatory cyberbullying. The fact that he refuse to delete these comments says a lot.

  16. I think it’s time to close the comments on this post.