Undoubtedly Manhattan is the place to stay 20 minutes or so from Cape Liberty. All of the sights, Empire State, Central Park, Times Square, Grand Central Station, Chinatown, Ground Zero & a 10 minute walk from there to Staten Island Ferry is the best 'free ride' passing close to Ellis Island & The Statue of Liberty. Once your in Manhattan the the Subway (Tube/Underground) is a cheap & easy way to get around..Wilba.
Great thanks for ur advise, can you recommend a good hotel.
Hotels in New York are notoriously expensive. We stay in a 'town' hotel, no concierge or restaurants, just good clean rooms in central Manhattan. Breakfast bars & eateries to suit all tastes & pockets a few steps in every direction & a subway entrance outside the front door. The Cosmopolitan Hotel, West Broadway, google it, just two blocks north of Ground Zero.......Wilba.