1. The Beast Speed Boat Thrill Ride
The Beast Speed Boat's claim to fame is that it is the only jet-powered thrill ride attraction—it's likened to a "roller coaster on the water" and reaches hair-raising speeds of 40 knots (roughly 45mph). Also, you're gonna get wet. Pier 16, South Street Seaport, Financial District (circleline42.com). Various prices. Guests must be 40 inches or taller to ride.