The Staten Island Ferry is a nice thing to do when in lower Manhattan. Admission is free for all. Ferry leaves terminal every 30 min and departs Staten Island every 30 min. The terminal in Staten Island offers small stores for snacks or ice cream.The ride is comfortable, takes about 25 min each way & Ferry itself is clean. There are pleanty of seats. Go upstairs for the best views. It gets crowded. Get there early and stand by the opening gate 10 min before boarding to ensure good spots for viewing. I live in NYC and enjoy the view of the Statue of Liberty, small boats in the water and NYC Skyline.
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