1. There's a giant boat that’s just for us, and you get to drink on it
The five-mile, 26-30-minute Staten Island Ferry ride traverses the lower New York Bay, and provides you and your loved ones with wonderful views of blah blah blah. More to the point, they have an onboard cafe that sells beer that you can legally guzzle down in public without a brown paper bag.
If you’re coming from Manhattan, work your way through the line to get to the front of the doors. Once they begin boarding, speed your way over the right landing platform, and walk up the right staircase to the top level. Walk allllll the way to the back of the boat, through the doors, and you now have a front-row seat (literally) to all those astonishing views and landmarks. Once you’ve secured your spot, send someone downstairs for another 24oz can of brew.