I spent the morning at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, on a free tour. I had to make it about a month or so in advance, but it was worth it. The tour itself was about 1 hour, and I got to go down to where they keep the gold bars. A really informative tour! Afterwords I was able to check out the museum at my own pace, and there were some really interesting displays. After I left the bank, where unfortunately I was not able to take any pictures, I walked down to the South Street Seaport and got 2 hot dogs and sat and rested a bit. This was my view:
After this I went to the Staten Island Ferry and took it to Staten Island to get some photos of the Statue of Liberty. While I had a great view, my cell phone made it look like I was further away.
I also got a nice view of the Southern tip of Manhattan.
A very nice day, and I think I spent a total of $10, $5 for the subway ride there and home and $5 for the hot dogs. The tour and SI Ferry were both free.