Battery Park, New York

Battery Park, New York (must see)

Battery Park is a well known green space in New York City. Along the waterfront of the garden, ferries depart taking visitors to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The park also has many monuments and memorials within its grounds.

Battery Park gets its name from the artillery stationed by the British in the location to protect the early New York settlements. Castle Clinton, the last remnant of the fortress that protected the city, built in 1812, lies at its northern end. Pier A, a former fireboat station, Hope Gardens, a memorial to AIDS victims, and the East Coast Memorial, a monument to soldiers who died in World War II, lie within the park. In 1855, Castle Garden that forms part of Battery Park became the first immigrant depot in the world and remained so for 40 years until the venue shifted to Ellis Island. A sculpture called, “The Sphere”, that stood in front of the erstwhile World Trade Center, survived the attack and is now located in the Park.

Today, Battery Park is a beautifully landscaped and flower bed laden place to take a relaxing stroll with breathtaking views. Its location has made the park the starting point of walking tours around the city. All through the summer, there are concerts playing on the grounds.

Why You Should Visit:
This lovely park has a great view either of the lower Manhattan skyline or of the sea with the Statue of Liberty.
A quiet place to rest (especially down on the water) or to enjoy all the restaurant options in the area.

Tip:
Easy to combine this with a trip on the Staten Island Ferry (free) or a walk along other parts of lower Manhattan.
If going aboard one of the sightseeing boats, be at the park at least an hour and a half early for your voyage as the lines are usually very long.

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Sight Map

Sight Name: Battery Park
Sight Location: New York, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: The Best of New York's Lower Manhattan  

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