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The park includes, on one end, Hope Garden - a memorial to AIDS victims - and on another, the ferry that'll take you to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, not to mention a number of other memorials and monuments scattered in between.
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The Seaglass Carousel is beautiful. The lights, the music everything is amazing. If you can go at sunset it's better because you can appreciate the lights even more. It a really nice excursion with kids.
This lovely green space incorporates fort Clinton and has a war memorial which is poignantly arranged with the large bronze statue pointing towards the SoL.
The waves rock against the shoreline and there's plenty of space to stretch your legs and relax from the hurried...More
Today we visited Battery Park to go on the Staten Island Ferry. We exited the metro station Bowling green and we’re pounced on by numerous touts trying to sell us tickets to the ‘ferry’ they were shouting and not allowing us to walk into battery...More
We walked around the southern tip of Manhattan to see the park before taking the subway back to midtown. There were more ticket sales people than people enjoying the park. They kept yelling at us to get on their boat and helicopter tour. And everyone...More
Battery Park is iconic as a location you can see the Statue of Liberty from.
I do find that when you are there you are constantly hassled for trips etc but it brings amazing views and take you to the southerly point of Manhattan.
We visited on Monday around lunch time on the windiest day ever! We struggled against the wind to get to the waters edge for a closer view of the Statue of Liberty.
The park is great, as are the views but next time we’ll visit...More
This appears to be a nice peaceful park but spoilt by the volume of ticket touts for the sightseeing ferries and tours. My advice is go to Central Park, much more relaxing.
If you want to get great views of the Statue of Liberty, why...More