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Battery Park
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Battery Park featuring modern architecture, a square or plaza and a city

This stylish park atthe southernmost tip of Manhattan is a destination for one of the best sunsetsin the city.

This waterfront parkis a favorite destination for New Yorkers and tourists alike, offering a quietrefuge from the hustle and bustle of downtown New York. Overlooking the NewYork Bay, Battery Park is the departure point for many of New York’s ferries,including the Staten Island, Ellis Island and Liberty Island ferries. Named forthe battery that protected the city during the 17th century, the park is fullof history, and has played an important role in shaping contemporary New Yorkculture. Visitors to the park can discover this through the monumentsthroughout the park, while enjoying one of the best sunsets in the city.

Walk through the 25acres (10.1 hectares) of parkland to discover its attractions. Public gardensare much needed in a city as dense as New York, and locals frequent the parkfor jogging, socializing or and picnics. Do some people-watching, or join inyourself.

Enjoy a picnic in thegardens, a popular activity for families. From your spot on the grass, you’llhave stunning panoramic views. Gaze across the bay to the Statue of Liberty in onedirection, or turn around to see the dramatic cityscape of Lower Manhattan inthe other. Battery Park is a very popular spot to be at sunset, as the viewsacross the bay are considered some of the best in New York.

Find the monumentsscattered throughout the park that reflect the important issues of the city.Visit the Sphere, the sculpture that once stood in the center of the WorldTrade Center plaza, and see the eternal flame that was lit to remember theSeptember 11 tragedy. Battery Park is also home to the Hope Garden, a memorialfor victims of the AIDS virus.

BatteryPark is located on the southernmost tip of Manhattan, and is best reached bytrain. The Whitehall and Bowling Green stations are both situated at the edgeof the park. Visitors arriving from New Jersey or Staten Island can reach thepark by ferry, as the main ferry terminal for New York City is located next tothe park. Battery Park is open daily, and there is no fee for admission.

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World Center Hotel
World Center Hotel
4 out of 5
144 Washington St, New York, NY
The price is $119 per night from May 11 to May 11
Located in Manhattan, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of National September 11 Memorial and Wall Street. One World Trade Center and Battery Park are also ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,664 reviews)
"The room looked good, the view was great, however I had to wait quite long to check in."

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

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DoubleTree by Hilton New York Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Downtown
4 out of 5
8 Stone St, New York, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $99 per night from May 9 to May 9
Located in Stone Street Historic District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Battery Park and Wall Street. National September 11 Memorial and Pace University ...
3.8/5Good! (1,111 reviews)
"View of the River an d sundown. Priceless."

Reviewed on May 2, 2021

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Club Quarters Hotel, World Trade Center
Club Quarters Hotel, World Trade Center
4 out of 5
140 Washington St, New York, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $119 per night from May 9 to May 9
Located in Manhattan, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from One World Trade Center and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Statue of Liberty. Madison Square Garden and Empire State ...
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Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Club Quarters Hotel, World Trade Center
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World Center Hotel
World Center Hotel
4 out of 5
144 Washington St, New York, NY
The price is $119 per night from May 11 to May 11
World Center Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Downtown
4 out of 5
8 Stone St, New York, NY
The price is $99 per night from May 9 to May 9
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Downtown
Club Quarters Hotel, World Trade Center
Club Quarters Hotel, World Trade Center
4 out of 5
140 Washington St, New York, NY
The price is $119 per night from May 9 to May 9
Club Quarters Hotel, World Trade Center
Artezen Hotel
Artezen Hotel
4 out of 5
24 John Street, New York, NY
The price is $98 per night from May 9 to May 9
Artezen Hotel
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
4 out of 5
55 Church Street, New York, NY
The price is $118 per night from May 16 to May 16
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Four Points By Sheraton New York Downtown
Four Points By Sheraton New York Downtown
3.5 out of 5
6 Platt St, New York, NY
The price is $109 per night from May 10 to May 10
Four Points By Sheraton New York Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn NYC Financial Center/Manhattan Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn NYC Financial Center/Manhattan Downtown
3 out of 5
6 Water St, New York, NY
Hilton Garden Inn NYC Financial Center/Manhattan Downtown
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The Wall Street Inn
3 out of 5
9 S William St, New York, NY
The price is $101 per night from May 11 to May 11
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New York Marriott Downtown
New York Marriott Downtown
4 out of 5
85 West St, New York, NY
The price is $151 per night from May 7 to May 7
New York Marriott Downtown
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