The man who ran SIFerry.com, the unofficial but extensive site about the Staten Island Ferry, is now auctioning the website on eBay. The starting bid? A cool $2.9 million. So far, there are no takers. Trevor Gherardi told the NY Post, "I decided to do it for the money — it's as simple as that. It would take me 10 years to make that money normally, so I figured why not?" Ten years to make $2.9 million? Gherardi is a ferry engineer - Gothamist had no idea they raked in that much! He started the website while taking a computer class in 2001, and has put about $21,000 into the site, which is often mistaken as the Staten Island Ferry's official website. The Department of Transportation told the Post they weren't interested in buying the domain, but Gothamist will guess that some intellectual property lawyers are skulking around Gherardi to get him to turn it over for far, far less.
View from the Staten Island Ferry from Bluejake.