Ned Buntline, author, instigator

Edward Zane Carroll Judson Sr. (1821 or 1823– 1886), known as E. Z. C. Judson and by his pseudonym Ned Buntline, was an American publisher, journalist, writer, and publicist. He was born and died in the Western Catskill area of Upstate New York, but his time in the city was filled with adventure. He ran away from home and served as a cabin boy and ended up on board a Navy vessel. He rescued the crew of a boat that had been run down by a Fulton Ferry in the East River and received a commission,  because of his bravery, as a midshipman in the Navy from  the president in 1838, and… Read More

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All aboard the NYC Ferry!

There is a new and cheap way to cruise and explore the Brooklyn shoreline and the East River (which is really an ocean strait), all the way up to East 34th Street in Manhattan or Astoria, Queens. The ride costs $2.75, just like a one-way subway ride, but it’s not included in the Metro Card for the subway and buses. On summer weekends, you can also take it to Governors Island, which was recently transformed into a park with beautiful views of all you can see in the photo. Don’t miss it! Please follow and like us:

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