Seeing the Statue of Liberty was tops on my daughter's NYC vacation wish list, so a ride on the Staten Island Ferry was a must. The subway dumps you right there at the station and it's a comfortable, air-conditioned wait for the boat.
Once aboard, there was plenty of space along the railings for viewing the statue as we crossed (right around sunset on a Wednesday evening), with a pleasant breeze and absolutely magnificent views.
This was easily one of our favorite parts of our visit to NYC, and definitely one that we will do again on future visits! Doesn't hurt one bit that it's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!