to Experience New York City
Enjoy New York Harbour
Battery Park - New York Harbour
Soon you reach Battery Park at
the southern tip of Manhattan, which has awesome views of New York
Just before you enter the park, note the New York
branch of the Smithsonian
National Museum of the American Indian at One Bowling Green,
where the Canyon of the Heroes ends.
Now, walk across the park to the
shoreline, and enjoy the wonderful views. This will be one of the
highlights of your NYC visit.
For even better views, board the Staten
Island Ferry at the park, whose route takes you through the
heart of New York Harbour. You'll see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis
Island, and the New York skyline.
When you reach Staten Island, immediately come
back, as largely residential Staten Island (which is a part of New
York City) holds little interest for a first time visitor to New
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Instead of or in addition to the Staten Island
Ferry, from Battery Park you may take one of the smaller boats that
travel to Ellis Island,
adjacent to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbour.
These are not the bargain of the Staten Island
Ferry, but the Ellis Island trip is worthwhile for those who want
to walk in the footsteps of the millions of people—more than
12 million via this processing centre alone—who came to the
U.S., often almost penniless, to give their children and themselves
a better life.
Amazingly, more than 40 percent of all living
Americans trace their roots to someone who landed at Ellis Island.
The boats to the Statue of Liberty, on the other
hand, are not recommended.
your New York City walk with Chinatown
and Little Italy.
Go to >> Walking New York City
Go to >> Times Square
Go to >> Carnegie Hall
and Columbus Circle
Go to >> Donald Trump
Go to >> Lincoln Center
and Upper East Side
Go to >> Art Museums
(Whitney, Guggenheim, Metropolitan)
Go to >> Fifth Avenue,
Grand Army Plaza, and Plaza Hotel
Go to >> Miracle Mile
and Rockefeller Center
Go to >> Public Library
and Empire State Building
Go to >> Union Square
and Greenwich Village
Go to >> Ground Zero
and Wall Street
Go to >> Battery Park, Ellis Island, NYC Harbour
Go to >> Chinatown and
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