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by rozi25 (subscribe)
Published June 15th 2011
Battery Park, a 10 acre public park is based in Battery opposite to New York Harbor in the city of New York (Manhattan Island). There are numerous attractions in this park and this park holds the origination of Artillery batteries during the early years.

Castle Clinton (also known as Fort Clinton or Castle Gardens) is located in the northern part of the park. City Pier A, a municipal pier and a former fire-boat station built in 1885 is located on the banks of Hudson river at the Battery park. Hope Garden which is a memorial dedicated to AIDS victims is being visited by world wide people almost everyday.

The other amusing features of the park are Battery Gardens restaurant by the side of US Coast Guard Battery Building, Ellis Island, ferries alongside waterfront leaving for Statue of Liberty, East Coast Memorial dedicated to United States servicemen who sacrificed their lives during World War II, New York Water taxi shop, John Ericsson Statue and many other interesting places.

Travelling is made easy by a bike-way built between Manhattan waterfront green-way eastern river parts and Hudson river. The park has served as a provisional September 11 memorial as well, housing 'The Sphere', which was spoiled during the attacks.

The active infrastructures of the park are Battery Park Underpass, Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, South Ferry and IRT broadway.
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Where: Manhattan island, New York
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