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“Wait Until the Construction Is Over”
Review of Battery Park

Battery Park
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New York City Double Decker Bus and Statue of Liberty Walking Tour Combo
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$57.00*
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Small-Group Early-Access Statue of Liberty Tour and Ellis Island
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$79.00*
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Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Pedestal Access plus Double-Decker Bus Tour
Ranked #80 of 1,111 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: 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.
Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Wait Until the Construction Is Over”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

After Hurricane Sandy, there was a lot of damage to the park paved walkways. That, and on-going construction to the pier nearby has made the park almost inaccessible. Most of the tables and benches are gone, so there is not a of room to lounge about. To top it off, an "Urban Farm" now takes up a large chunk of the park. In the summers, the place is jam-packed with tourists crammed into the small areas that are not roped off due to construction or repairs. Once the repairs are over, there should be a lot more space to move around.

Visited December 2013
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“A nice tranquil spot in the city that never sleeps”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

This park and the Wagner park nearby are a very pleasant place to visit when it's sunny. You can see the Statue of Liberty in the distance and have a nice view on the river and the Jersey City Skyline. The park is very well maintained, even though part is under construction right now.

Visited October 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Worth a visit for sure”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

We visited over Christmas 2013, the battery is near to Wall Street and the financial district. It's a lot quieter than other parks apart from the queue for the liberty ferry area. The park was currently undergoing reservation however there was plenty of open space to walk around and take pictures of the city skyline. Every turn there are street entertainers and it was minus 3 when visited. Highly enjoyed it and would love it in warmer weather.

Visited December 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“Great place to see the Statue of LIberty”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

I'll be interested in how this place looks after all the construction is done. I come here to get a pretty good view of the statue of liberty. It's also a great park to just stroll and enjoy the waterfront. I'll have to try to come back during an event sometime as I hear those are fun.

Visited May 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Nice clicks!”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Its a nice and peaceful park to walk around. There are quite a few places for nice clicks. The statue of liberty and the ellis island views are a highlight.
Worth spening time here.

Visited February 2013
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