"The Staten Island Ferry - Matt S. Igakah"
The Staten Island Ferry has been operating between Staten Island and Manhattan since 1817. It is the only non-vehicular mode of transportation between the two New York boroughs, riding 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Transporting 60,000 passengers a day and 22 million people a year.
The ferry serves as a gathering place for the population, bringing together all kinds of people from different areas and backgrounds for 25 minutes.
Onboard is one who used to serve in the Vietnam war, one who is going to a job interview, one who is living in the streets, one who used to work in the World Trade Center, one who is visiting his hospitalized wife who recently was diagnosed with cancer.