Making Your Commute the Best Part of Your Day

<img class="alignright wp-image-1158 img-responsive" alt="statenislandferryview" src="http://www viagra” width=”352″ height=”221″ />St. George, situated on the north shore of Staten Island, serves as the perfect gateway between the marvels of Manhattan and the relaxing environment of Staten Island. The north shore is breaking ground on several major projects that will put the island on the map with attractions like the Empire Outlets and the waterfront transformation for the New York Wheel, the largest observation wheel in the Western Hemisphere. These exciting changes are appealing to both locals and tourists which could positively affect Real Estate in Staten Island also making it a hot destination for NYC commuters hunting for a rental on the Island. Thankfully, St. George offers an incredibly convenient commute into the city thanks to its close proximity to the ferry.

Staten Island Ferry

Residents of St. George enjoy instant access to the Staten Island Ferry. The Staten Island Ferry is the most reliable form of mass transit with an on-time performance of over 96%! It operates on a five-mile trip between the St. George Ferry Terminal located at 1 Bay Street and the Whitehall Terminal located at 4 South Street in Lower Manhattan. The St. George Ferry Terminal was originally built in 1950 and was renovated in 2005 when it was redesigned with eco-friendly features including a photovoltaic louver system which saves 25% of the energy needed to operate the facility. In addition, it features an 18,000 square foot garden of local plants on the roof, which is irrigated by rain water. How’s that for going green!

This commute is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to travel to and from work, and for residents of Staten Island, the trip is free (not many New Yorkers can say they have that luxury). It is hard to find anything more empowering than commuting past the Statue of Liberty and having a view of the Downtown Manhattan skyline every morning. The trip takes about 25 minutes and runs around the clock (generally every 15 minutes during rush hour and every half hour or hour during nights and weekend), 365 days a year. The ferry has been offering municipal service since 1905, and ran on steam until the 1980s.

The North Shore is a great community to find your first home or rent an apartment. And commuting to work via the Staten Island Ferry has never been easier!

Staten Island Real Estate

To learn more about real estate or apartments for rent in St. George, contact Gateway Arms Realty today! You can also reach us by phone at 1-718-273-3800.