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Battery Park

Battery Park Cannon map_it

  • Location: Not presently accessible; under construction.
  • Architect: J.V. & R.V. Lamb
  • Description: Cannon on base, plaque
  • Materials: Cannon--iron; base--granite; plaque--aluminum
  • Dimensions: H: 2'9" W: 4' D: 1'2"
  • Cast: ca. 1914
  • Dedicated: 1914
  • Donor: William Henry Mairs; Children of the City History Club
  • Inscription: THIS ANCIENT CANNON / WAS EXHUMED IN 1892 ON THE SITE OF / NO.55 BROADWAY ON THE CORNER OF EXCHANGE ALLEY / OR THE HIGHWAY LEADING TO THE / FORTIFICATION CALLED OYSTER PASTY 1695-1783 / PRESENTED TO THE CITY OF NEW YORK BY / WILLIAM HENRY MAIRS / PLACED HERE BY THE CHILDREN OF / THE CITY HISTORY CLUB / 1914

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Directions to Battery Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

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The SeaGlass Carousel is currently under construction. SeaGlass is an aquatic-themed ride aimed at providing an exciting amenity for the millions of tourists and New Yorkers who visit the Battery annually.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014

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Portions of the Battery are closed for various improvements, including a connection between the Greenways along the Hudson River and the East River. The 12-acre site will feature a meandering bikeway and walkway through lushly planted perennial gardens; a reconstructed Battery Green, the large oval lawn that serves as a public assembly and performance area; restoration and relocation of 10 monuments to the perimeter for better placement and increased visibility; a protected and replanted woodland area; new paths, trees and seating surrounding the park, and upgraded paving, edging, furnishings and lighting.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2014

Battery Park Weather

  • Fri
    Sunny
    50°F
  • Sat
    Sunny
    54°F
  • Sun
    Chance Showers
    51°F
  • Mon
    Partly Sunny
    40°F

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