I need ideas for our hotel location & plans. We are 3 adults, mom, dad, adult child, visiting the Statue of Liberty, ESB, , 911 & more (need to do more reading). Our budget is $400ish per night pre-taxes and I would like to be near the subway but more importantly walking distance to food, drinks, possible parks, nice buildings. Our time is limited to 2.5 days so what else should we try to see, is a tour a good idea for such a short visit? Thanks for any suggestions!