It’s Meat, Beer, and Bicycles at The Cannibal

Vegetarians, you’re going to want to sit this one out. We love our veggies, and if you’re strictly an herbivore, let us point you toward Beyond Sushi as a terrific place to get yourself a bite to eat. Today, though, we’re talking to the carnivores in the crowd. Head four and a half miles up the road from Pier 11, and you’ll find a meat lover’s paradise at The Cannibal Beer and Butcher. They’re at 113 East 29th Street, between Lexington and Park in the Flatiron District.

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The Meat of the Matter

When we say “meat”, we don’t mean hamburgers. We mean “half a pig’s head”. The Cannibal has dedicated itself to preparing meats to their best advantage, using techniques that bring out the unique texture and flavor of each. Chef Francis Derby turns the practice of eating all the animal, nose to tail, into a culinary encounter of the carnivore kind.

You won’t find a single fava bean at The Cannibal, but you will find a mouth-watering selection of pates, sausages, and charcuterie. Meals such as ham boards and the Tandori lamb belly are designed for sharing with your table, not to mention the infamous half pig’s head for two. That makes this the perfect place to have an old friend for dinner.

Beer and Cheese, Too

The Cannibal also serves a nice selection of cheeses, bottled beers, and some vegetable plates to round out your meal. During the day, you’ll find cycling gear and bike jerseys for sale. They bill themselves as a ride-up, sit-in beer and butcher shop. Their name comes from a Belgian cyclist, which says plenty for their devotion to the cycling culture.

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Did you know you can bring your bicycle on a Seastreak ferry? For just $5 extra, you can bring your bike along and ride up to Cannibal and join into their bicycle-friendly atmosphere!

 

Sea you soon!

The Seastreak Family

 

 

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Fall Fest at A. Casola Farms

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Fall in love with the crisp weather and beautiful foliage as you set sail from Manhattan with Seastreak to the famous Fall Fest at A. Casola Farms!

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At Fall Fest, you’ll enjoy picking your own pumpkins, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, a Wild West Show, corn maze, and lots of autumn and Halloween decorations! And, admission to Fall Fest is free! There’s also a great food court with Sausage & Peppers, Funnel Cakes, Roasted Corn, Roasted Potatoes, Fresh Baked Pies, Apple Cider Donuts, and Candy Apples, among other tasty delights.

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Board a Seastreak ferry at East 35th Street or Pier 11, bound for Highlands, NJ, where you will take our complimentary shuttle bus to Fall Fest! After an afternoon of fun at Fall Fest, you’ll take our shuttle bus back to the Seastreak terminal in Highlands, and then board our ferry for your return to Manhattan.

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Click here to book your tickets now, or click here for more information.

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The Seastreak Family

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Nautical Adventures Await with Manhattan by Sail

The Seastreak Family loves our customers, but we’re not the jealous type. Sailing on the rivers of New York, and through the beautiful bay, is too enjoyable and full of exciting sights to experience just one way! This time of year brings the perfect weather to go for a sail, and Manhattan by Sail offers harbor tours on New York’s only tall ship. They’re at Pier 17, just up the street from Seastreak’s docks at Pier 11!

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All Hands on Deck

With Manhattan by Sail, you can enjoy day, sunset, or evening sails through New York’s famous harbor. Take in the Statue of Liberty and the city skyline from the decks of the Shearwater, a Newport-style schooner yacht. Or lend your tour a historical touch by sailing out on the Clipper City, a tall ship in the style that made New York a trade hub a century ago!

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Manhattan by Sail plans specialty sails with themes that will tempt out your sea legs. Indulge in a wine tasting sail, or have a tasty champagne brunch on the decks of a yacht. For a really decadent treat, book a seat on the Clipper City’s lobster and beer lovers’ sail! Two Maine-style lobster rolls with sides to match, and unlimited beer. (We’ve got your attention now, don’t we?)

Avast! Savings Ahead!

During the Lower Manhattan Tuesdays promotion, which is through September 30, you can sail the seven seas (or the closer and singular Hudson River) for less! Get 15% off any Tuesday daytime sail on the fabulous Shearwater or historic Clipper City. Don’t forget to make reservations before you plan your sail!

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Start and end your sailing adventure on one of Seastreak’s luxurious catamarans. Sit out on the deck and watch the world go by, or duck inside with a drink and a snack to relax until we make port. Come sail away with Seastreak!

 

Sea you soon!

The Seastreak Family

 

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The Southwest Meets the Sea at Cowgirl Sea Horse

Think of the southwest. The intense, unrelenting heat. The determined cactus looking for a place in your boot. The cowpokes riding across the open range on their magnificent seahorses. Not really the image that sprung to mind first, was it? It’s that off-beat creativity that makes Cowgirl Sea Horse a fun place to eat! Mosey on down to 259 Front Street, about half a mile away from Seastreak’s docks at Pier 11. You’ll find delicious seafood, southwestern cuisine, and stick-to-your-ribs southern food to hog tie your appetite.

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From the Southwest to South Street Seaport

Cowgirl Sea Horse is the younger sister restaurant to Cowgirl, Sherry Delamarter’s homage to the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Texas. Sea Horse features some of the same southwestern cuisine of its sibling establishment, but with a seafood twist to lend it a truly unique taste. Alongside these Texas-style treats, you’ll find hearty southern comfort dishes, too.

Try the Seahorse Nachos, with toppings that range from Chimayo grilled chicken to grilled shrimp or pulled pork. There’s quesadillas, too, topped with chicken, blackened shrimp, or black beans. The Gulf Coast gumbo is a real bayou classic.

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Midweek Fun at Cowgirl Sea Horse

On Wednesday nights, Cowgirl Sea Horse hosts a trivia night! Test your knowledge of weird and useless facts while you take advantage of the $1 oysters and half price bottles of wine. Winners get a $25 gift certificate!

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Want to rustle up a deal on some fine grub? Sign up for Lower Manhattan Tuesdays, and you can get a free coffee at Cowgirl Sea Horse when you buy any dessert. It’s a great way to finish a meal!

Saddle up and catch a ride with Seastreak! We’ll get you there and back again on time, no spurs needed. No cactus, either. Just the wide-open range (all right, it’s a river), and your trusty Seastreak ferry to carry you.

 

Sea you soon!

The Seastreak Family

 

 

 

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Get Pizza Like You Haven’t Tried It Before at Blue Planet Grill

Any way you slice it, pizza is the food of kings. (Or more accurately, queens. There’s a popular story about how, in 1889, pizza maker Raffaele Esposito created a special pizza to honor Queen Margherita of Savoy. Lucky lady!) Pizza’s the people’s food these days, and you can get your hands on a delicious brick-oven pizza just a half mile away from Seastreak’s docks at Pier 11. Head over to Blue Planet Grill at 120 Greenwich Street!

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Weird and Wonderful

Eat a piece of pizza history by ordering the pizza old Raffaele created to flatter Queen Margherita, done in shades to represent the national colors of Italy. Blue Planet Grill makes the same pretty pie, with pomodoro, fresh mozzarella, and fresh basil. It’s a tasty dish for diners who’d like something a little different.

Or, you could go a lot different and try the octopus and seaweed salad pizza. Maybe the pickled herring and young potato pizza. Blue Planet Grill specializes in toppings you might never have thought of otherwise, and the pizza chefs bring them together in a delectable harmony.

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Bounty of a Blue Planet

Blue Planet Grill’s menu includes dishes not served on a crust, too. The beef stroganoff draws rave reviews, and for good reason. Its strips of filet mignon are sautéed in sour cream, with mushroom sauce and mashed potato. There are menu options for people who need gluten-free foods, including black forest cake and red velvet cake.

Tuesdays until September 30 are a great time to grab supper at Blue Planet Grill. Lower Manhattan Tuesdays has a special running for 20% off dinner for two or more. Sign up and take advantage of this money-saving promotion!

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If Seastreak had been around in 1889, we would have given Queen Margherita of Savoy a ferry trip fit for a queen. Let us provide you with the same royal treatment by choosing Seastreak’s comfortable catamarans and famous customer service!

 

Sea you soon!

 

The Seastreak Family

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Dance Your Labor Day Weekend Away at the Electric Zoo Festival

Don’t feel strange if riding a Seastreak ferry makes you want to dance. (Our great service does that to people. We take it as a compliment.) This weekend, we’ve got a solution for your toe-tapping tendencies. Cut loose and dance at the Electric Zoo Electronic Music Festival! It’s an annual Labor Day experience at Randall’s Island Park. (20 Randall’s Island Park, between East Harlem, the South Bronx, and Astoria in Queens.) From August 29 through August 31, you can hear some of the best acts in the electronic music scene!

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Oontz Oontz Oontz

Electronic music seems to burrow right into your brain through your ears. Once it’s there, the beat sets in, and you just can’t help but move! The Electric Zoo Festival brings you some of the biggest names from all the subgenres of electronic music. Dubstep fanatics will feel right at home. Watch the most skilled DJs work the decks, and splice together song after song to keep the crowd’s energy at a fever pitch. Billboard has called it the best electronic dance music festival in the country.

The Electric Zoo has a line-up that features both award winners and upcoming stars. Just one of these names is Grammy winner Dubfire, who’s been behind the mixing decks for more than two decades. He’s renowned for his groundbreaking music, and he’ll be there on Friday night. The Electric Zoo has more than 125 artists coming to play on half a dozen stages!

 

Music to Rouse the Savage Beast

Fans of electronic music definitely won’t want to miss out on this weekend of unrelenting beats and dancing. You’ll find food and drinks for all tastes, some prepared by New York’s favorite street vendors.

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Once you’re all danced out, let Seastreak get you where you need to be. Our comfortable indoor and outdoor seats are a great place to take a load off after you’ve danced your legs to jelly. Don’t forget to grab some water from our full-service bar!

Sea you soon!

The Seastreak Family

 

 

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Champagne and Caviar Await At Caviarteria’s Beluga Bar

At Seastreak, we pride ourselves on giving you a classy, luxurious trip onboard our ferries. We also like to make sure you know that once you get off our catamarans, there’s places you can go where you’ll find the same level of posh treatment. Or maybe even more, in the case of the Caviarteria’s Beluga Bar. It’s not far from our docks at Pier 11, about a mile away, and it serves up a decadent variety of variety of gourmet seafood treats.

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A Modern Speakeasy

Caviar has a deserved reputation for being a delicacy worth seeking out. At the Beluga Bar, you’ll find some of the best-known varieties of caviar, such as Sevruga, Oscetra, sturgeon, and salmon. There’s more than that on offer, however. The Beluga Bar serves a tempting selection of salmon tenderloins, smoked fish, and foie gras.

For the perfect accompaniment to your meal, indulge yourself in one of their champagnes! If bubbly isn’t your favorite, have a look over the Beluga Bar’s menu of specialty martinis. Got your own, special recipe for the perfect martini? Bring your recipe, and they’ll make it for you.

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The Beluga Bar has a wonderful atmosphere for enjoying a meal of caviar and champagne. On Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant features live piano music to add an elegant touch.

Affordable Luxury

Every Tuesday until September 30, you can catch great deals at a host of Manhattan businesses with Lower Manhattan Tuesdays! Before you head to Caviarteria’s Beluga Bar, sign up for this promotion and get a $45 caviar tasting for two. It includes two glasses of house sparkling, not to mention the blinis with delectable caviar.

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Seastreak may not serve caviar, but we’re always serving up comfortable seats and attentive customer service. Relax on our ship, and know, we keep all our craft in peak condition. The engines won’t fail, so we’ll never make you roe.

Sea you soon!

The Seastreak Family

 

 

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Seastreak Hits a Home Run With Ferry Service to Yankee Stadium

By Eric Braun of Jersey Sporting News

Atlantic Highlands – I must admit I was a little skeptical about taking a ferry ride into Yankee Stadium after years of driving in. I was giving up the tailgating and playing catch with my son in the parking lot before a game for a boat ride from Atlantic Highlands to the Bronx.

Wow, was I wrong! The crew and management at Seastreak should be nothing but proud of the services they can offer. On Sunday, July 20th, I had the opportunity to catch a game between the New York Yankees and the Cincinnati Reds with my friend Steve Kwartin and our two boys, C.J. Braun and David Kwartin.

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The morning driving to the ferry, it was a little overcast, but by the time we got settled in to our outdoor seats on the upper deck of the ferry, the skies were blue and the sun was beaming down. Once we got going and hit the open waters, the boys got up and went to the front of the ferry to take in the breeze, spraying of the water, and amazing views, while Steve and I kicked back and enjoyed a couple of beers that we purchased on the ferry. So, the entire tailgating aspect that we thought we were going to miss out on, we still managed to get in, thanks to the food and drink services available during the ferry ride.

The memories of the ferry ride into the stadium you cannot get anywhere else. Talking to our son’s about the iconic buildings, structures and views, and seeing the smiles on their faces during the entire outing, are memories that you can’t get every day, and are one’s that will last a lifetime. From the views of Ellis Island to the Statue of Liberty, to the new New York skyline, there is no better way to travel.

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Once at the stadium, the seats that Seastreak had to offer were perfect! We sat in the upper-deck where the boys could see all the action. On this day, it was the last visit to Yankee Stadium of this season for local baseball standout Todd Frazier, who plays for the Reds. In the top of the eighth inning with the Yankees in the lead, Frazier belted a home run to tie the game. Even though we are Yankees fans, we had to celebrate the local kid who is succeeding at the Major League level. The Yankees, however, would win it in the bottom of the ninth to cap-off another great Yankee Stadium experience.

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On our return trip home, Steve and I spoke with a couple from Holmdel, and we all had the same sentiment about the trip, “no better way to travel to a game!” The ferry was clean, had food and drink services, no traffic to deal with, and breathtaking views. I would definitely travel with Seastreak again.

Seastreak does offer daily year-round ferry services from Atlantic Highlands and Highlands, NJ, to Pier 11/Wall Street, East 35th Street, and shuttle service to the World Financial Center. Offering indoor and outdoor seating, full service bar, restrooms and complimentary parking, Seastreak fast passenger catamarans provide the fastest commute to New York City!

Check out the upcoming events at Seastreak.com for service to Mets, Yankees, Army football and more. Or call them at 1-800-BOATRIDE.

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Get Ready for Some Football at Beckett’s Bar and Grill

Football season is right around the corner. Time to warm up your vocal cords for yelling at blind referees and cheering at epic touchdowns! It’s also time to pick out your favorite haunts for chowing down while you catch the games. If you’re looking for a good place in Manhattan to grab a pint, make a stop in at Beckett’s Bar and Grill! They’re at 81 Pearl Street, less than half a mile from Pier 11.

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The Sports Bar of Stone Street

Beckett’s Bar and Grill has been welcoming sports fans for more than 15 years at their two-story pub. The building’s been around even longer than that. It dates back to 1603, and even housed the first printing press in New York City. These days, it houses 24 television screens, so you won’t miss a play. Not even if you’re outside! Beckett’s has outdoor seating available until the end of November, and four televisions face outside so everyone gets a good view.

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You won’t go hungry while you’re complaining about that flag on the play. Beckett’s offers up a menu full of delicious meals and tasty snacks. You can find traditional pub fare, like bangers and mash, or you can fill up on really unique dishes. How does BBQ pulled pork mac and cheese sound?

Tuesday Night Lights

Never been to Beckett’s? Now’s the perfect time to try it. Until September 30, you can take advantage of the Lower Manhattan Tuesdays special, and get a burger with a pint of Guinness (or any draft beer) for $20. Don’t miss out!

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Nine out of ten entirely fictional experts agree, the best cure for a rotten day or a busy week is kicking back with a drink and a game. (We don’t talk about the tenth entirely fictional expert. He’s a quack.) Relax on a Seastreak ferry as you head to Manhattan to watch the game. Our ferry captains see better than any NFL referee, guaranteed.

 

Sea you soon!

The Seastreak Family

 

 

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See New York from a Whole New Angle with a Helicopter Tour

There’s a lot of ways to see New York. We might be biased, but we like the view from the East River and Pier 11, where you can see the city waiting for you. For a whole different way to see New York, you need to get off the ground! Both first-time visitors to the City That Never Sleeps and seasoned veterans can appreciate a whole new way to see New York by taking a helicopter tour. Get a bird’s-eye view of this sprawling metropolis with HeliNY Helicopter Flight Services. They’re at 6 East River Piers, not even half a mile away from Seastreak’s dock!

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Get To the Chopper

 

Helicopter Flight Services offers several different tours to show off the sights of New York from the most incredible vantage. You’ll cruise above the Hudson River, past the most memorable landmarks and scenic vistas in the area. Have a look at where the Yankees play ball, and go eye to eye with Lady Liberty. For a truly special way to take in New York’s iconic skyline, book a spot on one of the sunset tours.

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For the best experience, make a reservation for your flight before you visit. While walk-in tours aren’t a problem, they do have an additional fee, and you might need to wait for an available space. Reservations ensure you get the time and tour you’re looking forward to.

(Not Quite) Free Bird

Tuesdays until September 30 are a great time to take that helicopter tour you’ve always wanted. Lower Manhattan Tuesdays has fantastic, money-saving specials on Helicopter Flight Services’s exciting trips. Sign up for the promotion and head for the skies!

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Take a helicopter ride, then hop on a Seastreak ferry to continue your traveling adventure. Think of it as your own, personal version of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. After your aerial tour and your luxurious ferry ride, you’ll have Choppers, Catamarans, and…Camels? That third one’s up to you.

 

Sea you soon!

 

The Seastreak Family

 

 

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