Built as a fort to defend the New York Harbor during the war of 1812, this national monument has played numerous roles, including opera...
Bike & Roll Bike Rentals
Located just northwest of the Staten Island Ferry terminal, this is one of several Bike & Roll Bike Rental outlets in the city. The...
National Museum of the American Indian
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this elegant tribute to Native American culture is set in Cass Gilbert's spectacular 1907...
Pier A Harbor House
Looking dashing after a major restoration, Pier A is now a super-spacious, casual eating and drinking house right on New York Harbor. If...
Can you really pass up a chance to eat where George Washington (it's been documented) supped in 1762? Expect heaping portions of tavern...
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Battery Park information
Skirting the southern edge of Manhattan, this revamped, 12-acre oasis lures with public artworks, meandering walkways and perennial gardens. Its memorials include a Holocaust Memorial and the Irish Hunger Memorial. It was on this very part of the island that the Dutch settled in 1623. And it was right here that the first 'battery' of cannons was erected to defend the fledgling settlement of New Amsterdam. These days, the park is also where you'll find historic Castle Clinton and the ferry service to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.