I live in Eastern CT and have been to NYC twice. First time I drove to Hartford and took Peter Pan bus from Hartford (bus had a wheelchair lift). Second time I drove to East Haven and took commuter train into NYC. Train tickets are 1/2 price for wheelies. I found the train way easier and faster, worth the extra drive in the beginning.

Statue of liberty and Elise island worth it, same boat ride. Don't buy extra tickets for statue crown or pedistal visits...not accessible. There is a shorter accessible line for statue ferry, security similar to airports so own line. Wheelchairs are first on and first off ferries and staff stops ALL other people to let you get through safely. They even tried to stop my mom.

The subway Sucks...stick to buses or sidewalks.