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Brooklyn Bridge Guided Bike Tour
"This 2-hour tour takes you up in the air above New York City! The entire New York Harbor will be visible including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Staten Island the port of Brooklyn and several miles of the New Jersey coastline. Descend into Brooklyn seeing NYC’s Financial District from across the river followed by historic houses of Brooklyn Heights. You will return over the bridge
From $49.00
New York Harbor Hop-on Hop-off Cruise including One World Observatory Ticket
"After departing from Pier 79 in Midtown the cruise will stop at Battery Park a short walk from One World Observatory where you have timed admission. Your hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for one day allowing you to design your own sightseeing itinerary for your trip to the Big Apple. Hop on and off as often as you want and enjoy informative and amusing commentary as you go! The boats will give you up-close views of the Statue of Liberty Ellis Island
From $58.00
Private Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
"Meet your guide (at the time of your choice) inside Castle Clinton on the southern tip of Manhattan and board the ferry. Enjoy priority boarding without waiting in a line and hear anecdotes about Battery Park New York Harbor and the surrounding areas . Once on the island we head to the pedestal and gain access to the exclusive Statue of Liberty Museum. Highlights include one of the original statue torches rare memorabilia and the plaque with the poem ""The New Colossus"" that was at the base of the statue from 1903 until the 1980's.  Take in the sights of the New York skyline on the observation deck. Enjoy free time to do some shopping and get a once-in-a lifetime photo o
From $114.00

Statue of Liberty Tips (40)

Even though you will probably...

Even though you will probably want to see it once, if only for the sake of its Las Vegasesque display of lights, I find Times Square a bit much just about always! Good place to find cheap postcards...
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Aug 26, 2002

The Statue of Liberty is a...

The Statue of Liberty is a waste of time. Look at it from Battery Park but don't spend the time taking the ferry to Liberty Island only to wait for hours to climb to the torch. If you want a view of...
Aug 26, 2002

Teh worst thing to do is to...

Teh worst thing to do is to take a tour of anything. I saw a bunch of tourguides leading around people with cameras at every store, TV station, and historial site. It's more fun to look at things at...
Aug 26, 2002

If you wnat to take the ferry...

If you wnat to take the ferry to Liberty Island and Ellis Island, be aware that you will have to wait very looong. Besides, since september last year you are no longer allowed to go inside. I do not...
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Aug 26, 2002

Statue of Liberty - It was...

Statue of Liberty - It was cool going all the way up to the crown and all, but would not do it ever again. Humongous queue and a less-than-comfortable climb for not even a minute in the tiny tiny room...
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Aug 26, 2002

Circle Line boat tour around...

Circle Line boat tour around Manhattan. My husband and I decided to do this a few years ago. Big Mistake! Boring. Boat was smelly and crowded and we were trapped for an hour on it. Unless you're a...
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Aug 26, 2002

hey, everybody loves the...

hey, everybody loves the statue of liberty. next to the flag, it's america's most famous symbol for freedom. but the truth is that the statue of liberty is the epitome of a tourist trap. it takes all...
Aug 25, 2002

The Statue of Liberty.<br/>The...

The Statue of Liberty.The ferry trip to the island is definately worth it but beware, there is only one boat load of people who are allowed up to the crown. This is the first boat out at 8.00am....
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Aug 25, 2002

Statue of Liberty! I always...

Statue of Liberty! I always heard it was fascinating and one should go and see it and climb up to the crown. Well i´ve done it the first i went to New York. I paid my $$$ and took the ferry to Liberty...
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Aug 25, 2002

Well, if you and your...

Well, if you and your friends/family decide that you want to go see the Statue of Liberty, be prepared for crowds. I always have traveled from Liberty State Park (on the Jersey side) by ferry. I would...
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Aug 24, 2002

If you just want to see the...

If you just want to see the Statue of Liberty and don't want to climb up into her head :) , then don't take the ferry to Liberty Island. Take the ferry to Staten Island. The ferry to Liberty Island...
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Aug 24, 2002

C'mon! You know you've got to go!

It's the Statue of Liberty, for gosh sake! You know you have to be able to tell people you've been there. Reserve a few days in advance so you can go up closer.
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Dec 24, 2006
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City Tours - CityPass

We purchased a 7day pass online through the Qantas site which offered a discounted price. The pass allows you to go to the front of the line and save money along the way. There are a number of tourist...
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African Burial Ground National Monument

During excavation for a new office building, in lower Manhattan, a burial ground of about 400 slaves was unearthed, and digging quickly stopped. Some 200 bodies still remain buried here, and in its...
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Manhattan Municipal Building

Build in 1913 with the height of 170 m and 40 floors looks like a replica of Moskow university building with the 7 sisters of moskow .Surface is 60000 sq m. The 20 ft high gilded statue of 'Civic...
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Ahh, the Triangle Beneath Canal Street or more popularly called the TRIBECA. the district was formerly an area of industry with many industrial buildings but fell into hard times in the 60's and...
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Ground Zero - World Trade Center

We walked over here and sat for a while after walking around the 9/11 Memorial. It was a gorgeous and warm afternoon and the breeze off the water was welcoming and refreshing. Directly across from us...
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National September 11 Memorial

I tell most people what the volunteers at the museum told me - if you visit New York frequently, consider getting the membership. I wanted to see everything while I was there, but for myself and many...
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