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The Battery, A Place That Matters

the battery new york city

Few places in New York remind you just how closely the city is connected to the water. High among them is the Battery, the historic birthplace of and gate to the city.

Today an oasis of green bordered by towering office buildings and the gleaming harbor, the Battery has been a civic space in New York continuously since 1626, making it the oldest such space in the city. While it has served as home to a fort, space for celebration, entry point for immigrants, the Battery now mixes events and performances between the many monuments and memorials that lie in it.

For more information about the Battery and things to do there, click here.