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Staten Island Ferry
Staten Islanders know these hulking, orange ferryboats as commuter vehicles, while Manhattanites like to think of them as their secret, romantic vessels for a spring-day escape. Yet many tourists (at last count, two million a year) are clued into the charms of the Staten Island Ferry, whose 25-minute, 5.2-mile journey across the harbor between Lower Manhattan and the Staten Island neighborhood of St George is one of NYC's finest free adventures.
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