The Battery in New York City

1 February 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, New York City, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks Reading Time:  6 minutes

Battery Park and Financial District © Gryffindor/cc-by-sa-3.0

Battery Park and Financial District © Gryffindor/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Battery, formerly known as Battery Park, is a 25-acre (10 ha) public park located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island in New York City facing New York Harbor. It is bounded by Battery Place on the north, State Street on the east, New York Harbor to the south, and the Hudson River to the west. The park contains attractions such as an early 19th-century fort named Castle Clinton; multiple monuments; and the SeaGlass Carousel. The surrounding area, known as South Ferry, contains multiple ferry terminals, including the Staten Island Ferry‘s Whitehall Terminal; a boat launch to the Statue of Liberty National Monument (which includes Ellis Island and Liberty Island); and a boat launch to Governors Island.   read more…

Lower Manhattan in New York

29 December 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, New York City Reading Time:  2 minutes

© - Daniele Pieroni/cc-by-sa-2.0

© – Daniele Pieroni/cc-by-sa-2.0

Lower Manhattan (also known as Downtown Manhattan or Downtown New York) is the southernmost part of Manhattan, the central borough for business, culture, and government in New York City, which is the most populated city in the United States with over 8.8 million residents as of the 2020 census. Lower Manhattan is defined most commonly as the area delineated on the north by 14th Street, on the west by the Hudson River, on the east by the East River, and on the south by New York Harbor. The Lower Manhattan business district, known as the Financial District (FiDi), forms the main core of the area below Chambers Street. It is a leading global center for commerce, housing Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.   read more…

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