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Ferry Tales

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1 Bay St, Staten Island, NY 10301

For hundreds of commuters, it's just another routine trip from the quiet of Staten Island into the frenzy of Manhattan. Some spend the half hour traveling across New York Harbor anxiously waiting, suffering through the boat's motions and sipping their third cup of coffee while burying their heads in the newspapers. Some attempt a hopeless nap. But not all. A few use up every precious minute of the ride preparing themselves in a very exclusive place: The Staten Island Ferry Powder Room.

Credits: Excerpted from the Academy Award nominated film "Ferry Tales," 2003. Directed by Katja Esson. (5:15)