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April 13, 2011

Urban Farm At The Battery Debuts

Site is the Battery’s First Public Urban Farm Since the Dutch Planted their Cottage Gardens in...

April 11, 2011

Urban Farm At The Battery Debuts

Site is the Battery’s First Public Urban Farm Since the Dutch Planted their Cottage...

February 15, 2011

Ready For Their Close-Up: Parks Archival Images And The Oscars

You may not know that two Oscar-nominated films have connections to New York City parks.

January 29, 2009

Model of the New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Yearlong Celebration to Commemorate 400th Anniversary of the Dutch Arrival

Festivities to include special events, exhibits, outdoor activities, and performances.

June 7, 2007

Frank Gehry To Design His First Playground At The Battery

On Tuesday night, Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Benepe announced that world-renowned...

June 6, 2007

Renowned Architect Frank Gehry To Design His First Playground At The Battery, New York City’s Birthplace

Last night, Mayor Bloomberg and Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe announced that...

March 9, 2006

Parks Remembers A Naval Battle, A Brilliant Designer, And The History Of Parks

Today marks the 144th anniversary of the Civil War naval battle between the ironclad ships...

March 2, 2006

Parks Remembers Fathers Of Modern Wireless Technology

Before clicking "send" on your next email, consider an age when the exchange of messages and...

February 10, 2006

Love Blooms In New York City’s Parks

Though New York City is filled with extraordinary dining and extravagant gifts, our natural...

December 14, 2005

Significant Archaeological Remnants Discovered In Battery Park

On Thursday, December 8, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined Landmarks...

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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: Summer 2015

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