New York Harbor
New York Harbor
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Our ship docked in Brooklyn right on the harbor, so from our balcony we could admire the Statue of Liberty and the skylines of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Jersey City. Long been an important part of the commerce of the region, also a transport hub. Now holds lots of natural beauty.
Written January 1, 2022
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN4,977 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
When visiting NYC, you should really try to get out on to the water for some amazing views of the Lower Manhattan Skyline. This is also where you will find The Statue of Liberty and the Eilis Island Museum. You have several options including taking a Circle Line Cruise that also travels up and down the Hudson and East Rivers or booking a ticket to go out to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. There is also the free option of taking a round trip on the Staten Island Ferry
Written March 30, 2024
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The Five Road Trippers 🚙🎡🎢🧳
Long Island, NY16,163 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We took a cruise and had the opportunity to sail down New York Harbor. So many sights. From the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Statue of Liberty, Verrazano Bridge, etc. Looking at these sights never gets old. I ❤ NY!
Written July 30, 2019
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Andrew L
St Helens, UK172 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
Any trip to New York should include a river trip as it is the best way to see the Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty all in one go. We left from pier 16 by the tall ships and gymnasts, not far from Wall St.
Written August 27, 2014
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Stuart Howarth
Sutton, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Friends
We, a party of 4, booked our dine & cruise with World Yacht from pier 81, on our last night in NYC prior to going up to New England & Canada the next day on NCL Gem.
We had booked the Gold package with a guarenteed window table, but the view of NYC at dusk was magical and ave us another view of the city, having been up both the Empire State & Rockerfeller buildings. The food on board was of the highest quality & our waitress for the night was really good fun.
Sailing down the Hudson at night is really special and seeing the Statue of Liberty was relly spectacular, the floodlights showing off her best features, and going under the Brooklyn bridge was really cool.
All in all a perfect finish to a great 4 days in NYC.
Written March 5, 2014
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
I strongly recommend a boat tour of the harbor. It will be a totally different way to see the city and region, to get a sense of the geography. There are also some lovely walks along the harbor, The waterfront has always been an important part of the city.
Written July 23, 2019
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Mostafa A
Giza, Egypt2,509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
It is one of my routine during a visit to the big apple we lucky as it was a sunny day though it was during April it is a very relax walk along the Hudson River
Written May 18, 2019
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bbbob84
Staten Island, NY1,624 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
People think of either the NYC Skyline or The Statue of Liberty when they consider New York Harbor. However, there is so much more. Depending upon where you choose to view the harbor from: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Governor's Island, Liberty Island, Ellis Island or New Jersey; you will see and experience it in a different way. Another way to experience it is from the Staten Island Ferry. Enjoy it at Sunrise, Sunset, Twilight or at Night. Each has it own ambiance and romance. Do your research and experience it as many ways as possible. I have lived close all of my life and still enjoy taking photos from different perspectives at different times of day or under different weather conditions. Experience it and enjoy it!
Written April 25, 2019
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Elspethinnle
Melbourne, Australia116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Solo
I happened upon a guy selling boat tour tickets, and I wish I could remember the name of the company but I can't. Anyway, the harbour and East River are a beautiful place to see. It's so calm and peaceful (and not humid!) out on the water, but you also get great views of the financial district, the various buildings, the statue of liberty and the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Being down low gives a great sense of the sheer scale of the place. Leaving from battery point or thereabouts gives a great opportunity to look back towards uptown and see the huge distinction between the older architecture uptown and the sleek, modern architecture of the financial district. The history and old world charm right next to the super-modern fast-paced present is one of the things I love about NYC.
Going under the Brookyln Bridge is also delightful.
Written September 16, 2013
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Bagan
New York City, NY290 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013
Get out on the water with a "hop on-hop off" water taxi to points in Brooklyn and back. Or do the Staten Island ferry for a very low-budget trip. This part of Staten Island shows no Sandy storm damage.
Written March 10, 2013
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