The massive, 894-foot vessel arrived at the port on Friday, March 27, and is docked at the cruise terminal.
New Yorkers cheered from the harbor shoreline Monday morning as the USNS Comfort arrived in Manhattan.
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said the hospital ship Comfort could leave for New York on Friday or Saturday.
More than 1,000 Navy personnel are gearing up to treat their fellow Americans aboard a floating hospital.
There have been at least four novel coronavirus cases on three Navy ships.
Chronically under-resourced U.S. Southern Command will finally be getting more ships.
The Medal of Honor presented to Hershel Williams is now enshrined in the galley of the ship named in his honor.
The Navy said the People's Republic of China naval destroyer lased the American P-8A Poseidon aircraft.
Sudan's transitional government said it has reached a settlement with families of the victims of the attack on USS Cole.
Mohamed Abdi Jama was sentenced to life in prison in 2016 for piracy.