The lower tip – the bottom end – of Manhattan, NY, taken from the Staten Island Ferry. This is the cheapest way to get decent pictures of Lower Manhattan AND the Statue of Liberty… because it’s FREE !!! The ferry runs approximately every half-hour or so, and to get shots of Lady Liberty, you’ll want to be on the right-hand side (nautical term!) of the boat when you leave Manhattan. Obviously, you’ll need to be on the opposite side on the return trip from Staten Island.