Our flight to New York was early enough that we had time in the afternoon to play tourist. We decided to take they ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Turns out we were too late to do both, so we just went to Ellis Island (but got to see the Statue from fairly close while on the way).
Ellis Island was pretty cool. Unfortunately, a lot of the exhibits were unavailable. Hurricane Sandy knocked out a lot of the electrical systems responsible for climate control. You'd think repairs could have been completed by now, but apparently the Natural Park Service isn't exactly swimming in cash. Who knew? Maybe they should create an anti-terrorism division.