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Staten Island Ferry

4 South Street, New York, NY, United States

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  • Staten Island FerryPro 2014
    Jason Planck
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    5 Mar 01, 2014

    Staten Island Ferry is a free ferry from Manhattan to Staten Island. This ferry also goes by the Statute of Liberty. Disability Access is available. This terminal is next to the Governor Island terminal and Battery Park.

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  • Staten Island Ferry
    Chloé Lcq
    3 Dec 11, 2013

    Great way to go a little further from the island to take beautiful pictures of downtown. Plus ... it's free! Once you're in Staten Island though ... nothing much to do. but enjoy the ride !

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    5 Nov 05, 2013

    Even in the most expensive city in America, you can find great deals like free admission nights at MoMA (otherwise $25), discounted Broadway tickets, and lower hotel rates in July and August. Then there’s the thrill of one of the world’s most beautiful ferry rides on the Staten Island commuter ferry—which also happens to be free 24/7. Board at sunset, when Lady Liberty is silhouetted against a pink-and-orange sky. You’ll pass the Statue of Liberty, with a panoramic view of glittering downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Jersey City. Affordable-travel expert Tim Leffel says: “It’s one thing I always recommend when people ask what they should do in New York.”

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  • Staten Island FerryPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    4 Nov 01, 2013

    I prefer the East River Ferry but this is a classic. Most people go to the top deck and view from the side. I think the views from the front of the second floor are the best and there are fewer tourists.

    Most people do a quick round trip but worth adding on a visit to one of Staten Island's excellent Sri Lankan spots.

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    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    5 Oct 23, 2013

    I was a bit hesitant to get on this because I really had no reason to go to Staten Island.
    The reason to go on this ferry is to get some of the best vies of the Statue of Liberty.Did I mention that it's FREE?

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    Allison Cooper
    5 Oct 21, 2013

    Giving you a free look at the beautiful city from the water, the Staten Island Ferry is the perfect trip addition for anyone traveling in groups and on a budget. Through your experience on the ferry, you will get to see the city from a new angle without forsaking a huge period of time for sightseeing.

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  • Staten Island FerryPro 2014
    Rich Carriero
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    4 Oct 19, 2013

    Very little is free in New York, including bathrooms. The Staten Island Ferry, however, gives you one of the best views of Lower Manhattan. I've never found Staten Island to be particularly exciting but even taking the ferry out and back is a nice way to kill an hour.

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  • Staten Island FerryAmbassadorPro 2014
    Monica Suma
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    4 Oct 16, 2013

    The Staten Island Ferry is often overlooked when it comes to sightseeing in New York City, however it is the best (and cheapest) way to take a cruise on the Hudson and see The Statue of Liberty up-close. The best part of it is that it's free!

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  • Staten Island FerryPro 2014
    Julia P
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    4 Oct 15, 2013

    The best view of the Statue of Liberty is to be had from the deck of the Staten Island Ferry. While disembarking for any length of time in the stronghold of New York Republicans (otherwise known as Staten Island) is not advisable, the ride there and back costs the same as one subway ride and is beautiful. Did I mention you can also drink?

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    5 Sep 19, 2013

    i like ferry's and this one also, see the skyline either way...a great way to be outside the city for half a day, doing the Islands or just the other site

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The Big Apple isn't known for being cheap, but this free ferry ride across New York Harbour is a great opportunity for some easy-on-the-wallet (and feet) sightseeing. Views of the Statue of Liberty, Manhattan Skyline, and Brooklyn Bridge make this one of the best ferry rides in the world. At 25 minutes in duration, you'll have no problem fitting it into your busy NYC schedule. Be sure to avoid at rush hour, though, both for your sake and for the residents of Staten Island-- the ferry will be packed to the gills with locals trying to get home.
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