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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release #07-106

Holiday Fair to Open at Staten Island Ferry Terminal

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) today announced that a Holiday Fair in the Staten Island Ferry's Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan will open tomorrow, Monday, November 26th. The Fair will bring holiday spirit and shopping convenience to the tens of thousands of daily commuters who pass through the terminal.

"About 65,000 people pass through the Whitehall Ferry Terminal on a typical weekday, and we are happy to provide them with the opportunity to do some shopping while they wait for the next ferry," said Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. "The terminals are beautiful public spaces and we continue to look for new ways to draw in visitors."

The Fair will operate seven days a week until December 24th. It will be located on the concourse level near the waiting room and will be available to Staten Islanders and tourists passing through the terminals, as well as to any Battery Park-area workers and residents.

Thirty-seven vendors will take part in the Fair, selling men's and women's clothing, hats, gloves, scarves, bags and wallets, jewelry, bath and beauty products, coffee and tea pots, and a variety of other gift items. Both the Whitehall and St. George terminals are already decorated for the holidays as part of the Fair.

Fair hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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