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The PONY Branch provides its members and guests with monthly illustrated programs in midtown Manhattan, activities such as ship visits, harbor trips, ocean-going cruises at group rates and the annual ocean liner bazaar.

Our website aims to be the premier resource regarding Port of New York passenger shipping, current port news, events that celebrate its history, what to see along the waterfront and how to explore our great harbor.

A special feature is the annual schedule of the port's cruise ship arrivals and departures at the Manhattan, Brooklyn and Bayonne terminals.

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On January 28, 2016, it was announced that the first of three new 4,500-passenger Staten Island Ferry boats on order will be named for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis, a Staten Island native who died at age 24 while saving a wounded Polish soldier from a suicide bomber in Afghanistan in 2013. The new boats will begin arriving in 2019, replacing the 6,000-passenger ANDREW J. BARBERI (seen above in October 2009) and her sister the SAMUEL I. NEWHOUSE (built 1981-82), along with the 3,500-passenger JOHN F. KENNEDY (built 1965).
Photo by Stuart Gewirtzman

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