|Sally and the girls in Battery Park.|
After 1812, however, the Battery's military importance began to wain. New York's coastal defenses were moved out onto the many islands that lie in New York Harbor, and the development of the U.S. Navy soon made even these superfluous. Though the area was initially used as a landfill, Battery Park had become a tourist destination by the late 19th Century. Today the area is both a destination and a refuge for urban Manhattanites looking for an escape from the City's concrete jungles.
|This statue stands at the entrance to the park. Sadly, I don't|
remember who it is.
|The new World Trade Center building as seen from the park.|
|The girls walking towards the WWII Memorial.|
Battery Park is easily accessible by subway or taxi. The girls and I didn't spend too much time walking around Battery Park, but between the park itself and the Statue of Liberty, one could spend an entire. day. What time we did spend, we enjoyed thoroughly, most especially lunch down at Pier A Harbor House. That place is not by any means cheap, but the food and beer were great, and the views are unparalleled.
|This clipper ship is permanently docked at the Battery.|
|Korean War Memorial|
|Sally at Pier A Harbor House|