Manhattan skyline (from The Staten Island Ferry)
Downtown Manhattan skyline (financial district) taken from the Staten Island Ferry.
The Staten Island Ferry is a free of charge public transport link between the Manhattan and the Staten Island, NY. It runs every thirty minutes and a ride takes around twenty minutes each way. It provides a remarkable vistas of the downtown Manhattan skyline, with an excellent view of the many skyscrapers of the financial district. It also provides a wonderful view of the Liberty island and the Statue of Liberty itself (although one needs a telephoto lens for capturing the Lady Liberty).