A boat cruise around New York is a great way to see the city and some of its landmarks such as the Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. I made use of my New York Day Pass which gave me access to the cruise without paying the fee. Unfortunately we couldn’t get off at the Statue of Liberty due to Hurricane Sandy.
It was a bitterly cold day in New York and fortunately the cruise boat had a covered section with windows which allowed for great views while keeping you warm. The boat departed from Battery Park and made its way along the Hudson River. The tour guide provided insightful information about New York as the cruise boat made its way. The first major attractions were Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty pictured above is a sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States. The Statue of Liberty is welcoming signal to immigrants from abroad.
Another famous site on the East River is the Brooklyn Bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge pictured above from a side view is on of the oldest suspension bridges. It was completed in 1883 and connects Manhattan to Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Bridge spans 486.3 meters.
The boat cruise draws to a close with a view of New York’s Financial District which includes the One World Trade Center. The Financial District is made up of many financial institutions, including the New York Stock Exchange and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Pictured above in the Financial District is the semi-completed One World Trade Center. The 104 story building occupies the the original World Trade Center.