Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry route operated by the New York City Department of Transportation. The ferry's single route runs 5.2 miles through New York Harbor between the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island, with ferry boats making the trip in 25 minutes. The ferry operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with boats leaving every 15 to 20 minutes during peak hours and every 30 minutes at other times, it is the only direct mass-transit connection between the two boroughs. The Staten Island Ferry has charged a low fare compared to other modes of transit in the area; the Staten Island Ferry is one of several ferry systems in the New York City area and is operated separately from systems such as NYC Ferry and NY Waterway. The Staten Island Ferry route terminates at Whitehall Terminal, on Whitehall Street in Lower Manhattan, at St. George Terminal, in St. George, Staten Island. At Whitehall, connections are available to the New York City Subway and several local New York City Bus routes.

At St. George, there are transfers to the Staten Island Railway and to the St. George Bus Terminal's many bus routes. Using MetroCard fare cards, passengers from Manhattan can exit a subway or bus on Whitehall Street, take the ferry for free, have a free second transfer to a train or bus at St. George. Conversely, passengers from Staten Island can transfer to a subway or bus in Manhattan after riding the ferry; the Staten Island Ferry originated in 1817, when the Richmond Turnpike Company started a steamboat service from Manhattan to Staten Island. Cornelius Vanderbilt bought the Richmond Turnpike Company in 1838, it was merged with two competitors in 1853; the combined company was in turn sold to the Staten Island Railroad Company in 1864. The Staten Island Ferry was sold to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1884, the City of New York assumed control of the ferry in 1905. In the early 20th century, the city and private companies operated publicly and operated ferry routes from Staten Island to Brooklyn.

Owing to the growth of vehicular travel, all of the routes from Staten Island to Brooklyn were decommissioned by the mid-1960s. By 1967, the Staten Island-to-Manhattan ferry was the only commuter ferry within the entire city. A fast ferry route from Staten Island to Midtown Manhattan ran from 1997 to 1998, with proposals to revive the route resurfacing in the 2010s; the Staten Island Ferry has a high commuter ridership due to the lack of transit connections between Staten Island and the other boroughs. With 23.9 million riders in fiscal year 2016, the Staten Island Ferry is the single busiest ferry route in the United States as of 2016, as well as the world's busiest passenger-only ferry system. The ferry is popular among tourists and visitors, due to the views of the New York Harbor a trip affords. Before the New York City area was colonized by Europeans, the indigenous Lenape Native Americans used boats to traverse waterways—including present-day Arthur Kill, Kill Van Kull, Raritan Bay—of the area known as Lenapehoking, which included present-day Staten Island and New Jersey.

The area would first be colonized as part of Dutch New Netherland in 1624. New Netherland became the British Province of New York in 1664, the British province became part of the United States in 1776. During the 18th century, the City of New York occupied only the southern tip of Manhattan, Staten Island was not incorporated within the greater city. At the time, ferry service along New York Harbor between Staten Island and Manhattan was conducted by private individuals in "periaugers"; these shallow-draft, two-masted sailboats, used for local traffic in New York Harbor, were used for other transport in the area. Cornelius Vanderbilt, an entrepreneur from Stapleton, Staten Island, who would become one of the world's richest people, started a ferry service from Staten Island to Manhattan in 1810. Although Cornelius was only 16 years old at the time, he had sailed extensively enough in his father's periauger that he could navigate the New York Harbor Estuary on his own, he earned $100 for his birthday in May 1810.

Vanderbilt used the periauger to transport passengers from Staten Island to the Battery at Manhattan's tip. He competed against other boatmen providing service in the harbor, who called him "Commodore" because of his youthful eagerness; the War of 1812 meant restricted access to New York Harbor from elsewhere along the East Coast. During the war, Vanderbilt profited from carrying cargo along the Hudson River, he bought extra boats with these profits. After the war, he transported cargo in the harbor, earning more money and buying more boats. Around the same time, U. S. Vice President Daniel D. Tompkins secured a charter for the Richmond Turnpike Company as part of his efforts to develop the village of Tompkinsville, which would become Staten Island's first European settlement; the company was incorporated in 1815, the land comprising Tompkinsville was purchased around this time. The company built a highway across Staten Island; the Richmond Turnpike Company began to operate the first motorized ferry between New York and Staten Island in 1817, commanded by Captain John DeForest, the brother-in-law of Cornelius Vanderbilt.

This new ferry broke the short monopoly on steamboat operations, held by the Fulton Ferry, which had connected

Lana Zakocela

Lana Zakocela is a Latvian fashion model based in Paris. Zakocela was born in Latvia. At the age of 16, she moved to England, she studied in Chatham Grammar School for Boys and Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Zakocela has appeared in some advertising for Garnier, Clarins and Thierry Mugler, Lancôme, Graff, she appeared in a supplemental piece about parties in Vogue Taiwan in 2013. Zakocela was featured in 2015 for a Spanish advert for Antonio Banderas' fragrance "Queen of Seduction", she was Maxim's May 2017 cover girl. Bulgaria Elle Grazia Spain BIBA En Vie Monsoon Votre Beauté France Maxim In 2015, married entrepreneur and diplomat Justin Etzin in a lavish wedding in Seychelles. Etzin filed for an uncontested divorce in February 2017, but Zakocela contested, wanting a large financial settlement; the couple are still negotiating a divorce settlement. Lana Zakocela on IMDb Lana Zakocela at Fashion Model Directory

Mischief Night (2014 film)

Mischief Night is a 2014 American slasher film written and directed by Travis Baker. It stars Brooke Anne Smith, Marc Valera, Nikki Limo, Matt Angel, Erika Palladino, Malcolm McDowell; the film was produced by Richard Tanne. The film was released in the United States on May 2014 by Lionsgate Films. Kaylie is a beautiful high school senior. She's got a dark sense of humor, a somewhat warped view of life that isolates her from most of her peers, her best friend Daphne, on the other hand, is popular. It's Friday night, the night before Halloween, Daphne has asked Kaylie to fill in and babysit for her at the Payton household. Daphne claims to be sick at home with the flu, unbeknownst to Kaylie, she's headed out for a night on the town. To help occupy her time while alone in this big house, Kaylie watches horror movies, drinks the Payton's booze, pops their pills, starts a war with a roaming group of middle schoolers trying to vandalize the home. There are many people out in the neighborhood. One of them, a creepy, kooky, old neighbor, knocks at the door, warning Kaylie to stay inside tonight and not answer the door for anyone.

She rejects his advice, answering the door for a costumed stranger who turns out to be Graham, a classmate of Kaylie's who she has a crush on. Graham, was expecting Daphne to answer the door. He's been visiting Daphne at the house whenever she babysits, which comes as both a surprise to Kaylie, a devastating blow. Kaylie only liked two people in this world and Graham, now she's got nothing; when he leaves, she cuts herself, revealing a series of scars, showing us that she is even more troubled than we knew. But there's one more person lurking the streets, prowling the dark shadows surrounding the Payton house. It's a masked man. We know nothing about him; when Kaylie realizes he's out there, she begins to taunt him into confrontation. She appears to think; when she is convinced he is watching from behind the trees, she strips down to her underwear and swims in the Payton's pool. Things intensify when Daphne shows up and is brutally murdered; the masked stranger breaks into the house, attacking Kaylie, when she gives fights back, culminating in bashing him with a free-weight and sending him tumbling down the stairs.

At that point, he takes off his mask to reveal the man underneath, overpowers her. It's within his power to kill her now, instead of begging for her life, she encourages him to do it; the man, far less intimidating without his mask on, doesn't know how to react. He decides against killing her, sets her free; the two start talking, soon a strange, twisted romance blossoms between them. They head into the neighborhood to cause a little mischief themselves, over the course of the night, begin to reveal to each other what makes them tick. Kaylie and the man make love, but when she asks him to stab her while they have sex, he becomes disturbed and goes outside to think. Meanwhile, the middle school vandals return to seek revenge on Kaylie and are brutally murdered outside the house. Kaylie and the man have a final conversation in which the man explains that he has a family he must go home to and that he doesn’t have the strength to go through with killing anyone, as he had thought, they say goodbye and Kaylie slices the man’s throat with a carving knife, revealing that she has been the killer all along, responsible for Daphne and the middle schooler’s deaths.

She explains that she was always unstable and that finding out about Daphne and Graham’s affair caused her to snap. The police investigate the crime scene and we learn that Kaylie has pinned all the murders on the masked man. Graham shows up, concerned for her well-being, the two hug as Kaylie winks at the camera. Brooke Anne Smith as Kaylie Marc Valera as The Man Malcolm McDowell as Mr. Smiles Nikki Limo as Daphne Matt Angel as Graham Erik Palladino as Mr. Peyton Mischief Night was filmed in 2010 at a house in Calabasas, California. Filming took place over 11 days and consisted of night shoots; the film was acquired in late 2013 by After Dark Films and was announced as the seventh film in the After Dark Originals 2 series. The film went on to premiere at the New York City Horror Film Festival in 2013, it was released by Lionsgate on DVD video on demand and digital download on May 2014. It was released throughout Europe in 2015 under the title Devil's Night. Jeremy Tisser was the composer of the original soundtrack.

Additional songs were provided by Brian Bond, Alex Tsyhkov, Charles Tyshkov. Although reception was mixed, many reviewers singled out the film for its originality and deeper themes. Ollie Coen of DVD Talk wrote, "Thankfully Mischief Night was a interesting film, one that took the old premise, mixed it up a bit, left me pretty satisfied." He went on to describe the film as "a fresh take on a classic story, a new & strange way to look at the genre."In its 2014 review, Ain't It Cool News wrote of the film, "It's tough to combine multiple genres in a way that feels both fresh and familiar - the plot will keep you guessing until the end, I love that it struck such tight-wire balance with a self-assuredness that keeps you on your toes as it zigs every time you think it's about to zag."In its review, Something Awful described the movie as one that "was written by someone who loves cheesy horror flicks and all their accompanying features, as it displays a charming sort of self-awareness and aff