Quick Search:

Advanced Search
Battery Park City
Battery Park is a 25-acre public park located at the Battery, which is the southern tip of Manhattan Island in New York City, directly adjacent to New York Harbor. The Battery is named for the artillery battery that was positioned there at different times throughout history in order to guard the settlements behind it.

At the park's north end is located Pier A, formerly a fireboat station, as well as Hope Garden, a memorial to AIDS victims. At the opposite end is Battery Gardens restaurant, which is located next to the United States Coast Guard Battery Building. Along the neighborhood's famed waterfront, ferries depart regularly for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on a daily basis. Additionally, there is a stop on the New York Water Taxi route between the Statue of Liberty Ferry and Pier A.

Battery Park is also the location of the famous East Coast Memorial, which commemorates U.S. servicemen who perished in coastal waters of the western Atlantic Ocean during the Second World War. Coupled with Hudson River Park, a solid system of greenspaces, bikeways, and promenades currently extend up the city's Hudson River shoreline. A new bikeway is currently being built through the park which will link the Hudson River and East River areas of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway.

Battery Park is also not far from other areas of lower Manhattan, so residents living in the area constantly have fantastic things that they can enjoy on a daily basis. The neighborhood continues to grow and is considered to be one of New York City's most popular areas.