With ultramodern cleaning equipment and a team of auto experts, Shrewsbury Car Wash bestows hot-rod beauty on filthy jalopies. During the Super car wash, vehicles glide through an automatic washer for a hull buffing ($12.95/wash). Then a vinyl technician explores interiors to polish dashboards, windows, and cup holders before vacuuming floor surfaces of accumulated peanut shells and Bazooka Joe comic strips. The facility wash water is reclaimed and treated using an eco-friendly process, earning it green status and favoritism from Mother Nature.
Detours. Construction crews. An unwavering gridlock of honking horns. None of these affect the team at Seastreak. They ease work commutes and transportation woes by taking a different road: the water. Seastreak's captains have five high-speed ferries at their disposal, four of which can transport more than 500 passengers at a time. Multiple ships means multiple destinations, and the captains regularly go between Manhattan and New Jersey or Manhattan and Sandy Hook Bay, among many other routes.
Each of the double-hulled catamarans has indoor and outdoor decks, which look out on panoramic views of the NYC skyline. The ships also go on formal sightseeing expeditions, cruising towards wonders such as the Hudson River's fall foliage, fireworks over the harbor, and buoys that look like rearing sea serpents if you squint.
Ocean Helicopter's fleet ferries passengers over congested highways to hundreds of airports and heliports in the tri-state area. Its Robinson R44 helicopters, which fly at 135 mph, carry up to three passengers through the skies on sightseeing tours over New York City, Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights, and Atlantic City. The helicopters can also be used during special events, such as marriage proposals, weddings, and Taco Tuesdays.