Battery Park

Battery Pl (at State St)
New York, NY 10004
(212) 344-3491



  • The park gets its name from the series of artillery batteries built along the areas waterfront for protection, starting in the later part of the 17th century.
  • Take in unparalleled views as seagulls fly, the waves lap, and the sun sets over Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
  • Admire the Statue of Liberty and sip your coffee along the water in this laid back, and usually less crowded park. Great spot to see the sunset, too.
  • Connect to free Wi-Fi around the Bosque area and Ferry Landing.
  • In Men in Black (1997), the entrance to Headquarters is actually Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Ventilator Building, just north of Battery Park.
  • The views offered at Battery Park are among the most breath taking in the city along with the views from the other side of the bay. Great place to take in the sunset!
  • Hop on the Staten Island Ferry. It's free, has the best view in NYC, and the beer is only $3!
  • Battery Park, a 25 acre public park on Manhattan's southern tip is a great place to start a tour of the island or sit down and relax, like the people in this 1970s photo from our Documerica collection
  • Great for picnics and strolling by the water
  • This 25-acre space is like Manhattans delicate fingernail, neatly plotted with monuments, memorials, gardens, sculptures and a farm-to-table caf, plus killer waterfront views from the promenade.
  • It's the best place to see Statue of Liberty from land
  • The heat out here can really get to you. To make sure you stay refreshed, grab a drink at Jliu's Jungle juice.
  • It's a BG New York City secret! Model Petra Nemcova enjoys relaxing here with a good book or a picnic with friends.
  • Essential NYU: If things didn't work out for you at the High Line, then take your date here. If this doesn't work either, find a new date.
  • Limon sopa
  • This is a really good place for a day of relaxing. If you're lucky the "Positive Brothers" are performing somewhere. They do awesome stunts!
  • "Sometimes, from beyond the skycrapers, the cry of a tugboat finds you in your insomnia, and you remember that this desert of iron and cement is an island." -Albert Camus
  • When hungry: resist buying at the foodcarts here. Hotdogs are displayed at 2$, but sold at 3 or 4. Vendors handle food and money without changing gloves. Walk a little north to find better.
  • Sunset is magnificent. Take a zoom lens for your camera.
  • La pointe de Manhattan, vue sur la Statue de la Libert et au coeur du Financial District de la ville.