I have been in NY many times since 1987, but I never had done one the most important Must-Do-Things for tourists and visitors: visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. There was a long line for buying the tickets, and the airport-style security checks also took time. But then I finally was on the boat. Nice opportunity for many pictures of Manhattan.
The weather first was cloudy, but it then turned sunny. The base of the statue was only open for a limited number of visitors with advanced reservation.
Further on to Ellis Island, the first stop of many generations of immigrants.
This is the central registry hall:
After this excursion, a walk through Lower Manhattan.
A visit at the construction scene of the World Trade Center Site.