NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – At the St. George Staten Island Ferry Terminal, not a Christmas tree nor menorah nor nativity scene can be seen. You would never know it’s the holiday season.

WCBS 880’s Sean Adams On The Story

The New York City Department of Transportation says this is for safety, but commuters call it just plain mean.

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“It sure does stink,” said one woman on Thursday morning.

“For a while now, Christmas has been put on the downside and I think it’s ridiculous,” said a man.

“I would tell the city, you know what, just take one corner, display it, and wish everybody Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, happy Kwanzaa, Happy Chanukah, the whole bit,” said another commuter.

Folks don’t buy the safety explanation. They believe it’s a knee-jerk to the annual debate regarding holiday decorations and the separation of church and state.

What do you think? Should there be holiday decorations at the Staten Island Ferry? Sound off in the comments section below!

Comments (9)
  1. Meme Meyagi says:

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  2. Sharon says:

    That’s kind of sad! Happy Holidays everyone:

  3. Danny says:

    Or, maybe they just do not want to pay their employees overtime to put up the decorations and remove them. Don’t forget, we are getting $100M less from Albany for the MTA. Just an opinion. Not basing it on facts.

    1. Clark says:

      Come on Danny, how long does it take to put up a few lights?

  4. sammy says:

    This country has gone to the devil

  5. ken88 says:

    Kwanzaa? Are we still making believe this vile anti-white racist thing is an actual holiday?

  6. VY says:

    The people operating the SI Ferry termiinals are MORONS !!
    If GranCentral Terminal, Penn Station and most of the airline termnals at all the NY area airports have holiday decorations, the so can the SI Ferry termninals.

  7. Elena says:

    What is the big deal about this whole issue? Put up a tree, a menorah and a kinorrah and wish everyone a happy WHATEVER. Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukka, Happy Kwanzaa to all

    1. JOE says:

      That would be to easy.

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