8 Of The Best Things About Fall

  1. Fall Fashion: Putting away all your patterned shorts and trendy bathing suits can be tough, but it’s a task that must be done when summer comes to a close. When out on our boats, it can get windy, especially with the dropping temperatures. Scarves and hats are a must for our top decks…

What’s New At The World Trade Center!

By David Caplan There has been much progress down at the World Trade Center site since #1 WTC officially opened in November, 2014. With a lightning fast 47 second ride to the top, climb aboard the express elevator and be whisked up to floors 100-102. Otherwise known as One World Observatory, take in the spectacular…

Winter has finally arrived in NYC

By David Caplan What a difference a month makes! If you would have asked us in December we probably would have said we weren’t going to see winter this year.  In all of December the mercury never dipped below 34 degrees Fahrenheit!  We had 13 days topping 50 degrees, 10 days over 60 and on…

Statue by Night – Insider Edition

By Rachel Hoffmann Recently I took our Statue by Night Cruise and seeing Manhattan all lit up, took my breath away. Here are some of my tips to make the most of your cruise: Dress Warm Make sure to dress warm as it does get chilly in the evening. If you do get cold, there…

Hangin’ in Red Hook

By Rachel Hoffmann Red Hook might not be as famous as some of our other stops, but let me tell you, it’s full of great places and is distinctly New York. So, I decided to hop off here and explore everything it had to offer. It’s stop #6 when riding our All-Day Access Pass or…

It’s Getting Chilly Out There!

By David Caplan It’s that time of year in New York City. The mercury is dropping and residents are ready to enjoy the many beautiful and exciting things happening in and around the New York City area. Let’s start with the most outrageous event in NYC, the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. Starting in 1974 the…

It’s Yellow, It’s Adorable

It’s the little things that matter most to us here at New York Water Taxi, so we made this little guy. It’s yellow, it’s adorable and if you bring it home with you – you won’t regret in the morning. The idea came to us when we were trying to think of someway that people…

Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass

By David Caplan DUMBO is a neighborhood of Brooklyn and is an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Historically speaking, DUMBO was primarily a manufacturing district in the 1800’s, where warehouses and factories churned out machinery, paper boxes and Brillo Soap pads. The cardboard box was invented there. In the 1970’s DUMBO became…

Hot, Hot, Hot

By David Caplan It’s that time of year again in New York City. We’ve got high temperatures, high humidity and millions of citizens sweltering in the street. Throw in thousands of cars, trucks, buses and a landscape incased in concrete and things can really heat up. But nothing compares to the New York City heatwave of…

I Spent A Day With A Shark!

By Rachel Hoffmann I wasn’t somewhere tropical, with crystal clear water and scuba gear on, I was roaming the streets of New York City with this guy –Sharky (and he didn’t bite). When Sharky first came aboard to work with us a few weeks ago, everyone at New York Water Taxi was super excited! After meeting…

Get All You Can Out of Your All-Day Access Pass!

By Rachel Hoffmann Oh, New York City, the beautiful concrete jungle. The best part is that there is always something going on and so much to explore! As a tourist visiting (or a New Yorker playing tourist for the day) our All-Day Access Pass can get you around Manhattan and Brooklyn in a jiff. To…

4th of July in New York City = Hot Dogs, Fireworks and Water Taxis

By David Caplan Another 4th of July has passed in NYC. Once again the citizens of New York gathered to celebrate America’s birthday. By approximately 9:00 pm almost 3 million people lined the streets along the East River in Manhattan and Brooklyn to witness the “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. “There were people on…