Buddy Hackett loves his Roosevelt Island. He got up early Tuesday to be on the maiden voyage of a ferry that runs from the island down the East River to Wall Street on Manhattan.
The rotund comedian lives on Roosevelt when in New York City and said he wanted to be on the ferry's 'maiden voyage because I want to go down in history like Christopher Columbus. I turned down a cruise in the Caribbean to take this.' Hackett wore a navy blue seaman's outfit with white deck shoes for the occasion.