Kidsday: For city fun, you can't beat The Beast

Kidsday reporters Paige Talarico, Olivia Murphy, Juliana Pagan,

Kidsday reporters Paige Talarico, Olivia Murphy, Juliana Pagan, ages 11 and 12, from Merrick. they are on The Beast, a high speed sightseeing boat that travels up and down the Hudson River. (May 11, 2012) (Credit: Newsday Pat Mullooly)

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Are you looking for a fun day in New York City? The Beast is perfect for you. The Beast is a wild, fast, windy, wet and very loud boat ride! We got to see the Statue of Liberty, the Freedom Tower, Ellis Island and the Brooklyn Bridge, and all of lower Manhattan from the Hudson River. We also got to see other tourist attractions.

It was very cool.

Juliana said, "My favorite part was seeing the Statue of Liberty."

Paige added, "My favorite part was seeing Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty and going really fast."

"My favorite part about the Beast was when the boat driver rocked the boat back and forth to the music," Olivia said.

The boat went 45 mph, and the ride was 30 minutes long. The Beast is a tour speedboat ride that starts at the Hudson River. It is located on Pier 83 at the Circle Line in Manhattan. We recommend this ride to anyone who loves fast and loud boat rides. When you are done with the Beast, walk down the street to the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum (www.intrepidmuseum.org). It is just an amazing place to visit. For more on the Beast: circleline42.com.

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