The Staten Island Ferry is a must in New York and is one of those experiences you never forget. Before going to NY I was told a thousand times, "don't miss the Staten Island Ferry, don't miss it!". You can not imagine the feeling of going in front of the ferry, returning from Staten Island, and seeing downtown in the distance. Summer is a movie! It is awesome!! I think you are privileged to be in that moment and in that place you dreamed for so long. It's indescribable, you really feel good. I'd say it's one of those places that, if life allows, you can not stop watching and living.