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Alec Baldwin Fell For A Common NYC Tourist Scam And New Yorkers Are Laughing

Sarah Kester 9 Oct 2019

Despite being a Native New Yorker, Alec Baldwin just broke one of the city's cardinal rules: never fall for a scam!

Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria, live in an $11.7 million New York penthouse.

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Before that, the 30 Rock star lived in Central Park.

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Just to make you a 'lil more jelly, the penthouse is totally one-of-a-kind.

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According to the Pursuitist, the 4,137-square-foot home "spans the 12th and penthouse floors of the prewar condo conversion."

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That's definitely more than enough room for the family.

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Together, they have four kids!

Carmen, 6, Rafael, 4, Leonardo, 3, and Romeo, 16 months.

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They even have a fifth one on the way.

The couple made the announcement back in September, along with the sad news that they had lost their previous baby.

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With the exciting announcement, the couple will now be raising five "smart and savvy New Yorkers."

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Ones that hopefully will never fall for the same scam that their parents hilariously did...

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Despite their lengthy residency in NY, they still managed to get scammed by the oldest trick in the book.

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The scam they fell for is one that seasoned New Yorkers know never to fall for.

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It's that you should never purchase boat ride tickets to see the Statue of Liberty from a complete rando on the street.

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The rule is to always purchase tickets from tourist attraction boxes.

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The same goes for things like concert tickets.

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Alec seemed to have forgotten about that rule when he purchased boat tickets from someone from the street.

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The actor then took to Instagram to share his unique experience.

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He began by saying that he and the fam headed to South Ferry.

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"We buy the tickets for the 'boat tour' of the Statue of Liberty. We are escorted to a shuttle bus."

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Here's where things took a turn: the shuttle bus took them to NEW JERSEY.

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"Kid you not," Alec wrote. "We paid. Then we read the tickets. NO ON EVER MENTIONED NEW [expletive] JERSEY!!!

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Despite the unexpected detour, the family eventually got to see the Statue of Liberty.

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And, it was free!

See, that's another thing New Yorkers know: if you take the Staten Island Ferry, you get a great view of the Statue of Liberty!

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Alec may have learned his lesson, but that didn't stop people from leaving hilarious comments on his post.

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The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmit actress couldn't help but laughing (a lot) at the experience.

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This person seemed to be [expletive] offended that Baldwin was so against his trip to Jersey!

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Maybe the fam could have met the cast of Jersey Shore!

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It's too bad that Alec's Comedy Central Roast has already filmed!

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Can you imagine the jokes?!

Oh, well. At least Alec — and New Yorkers — got a funny story out of it!

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