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Battery Park

Peter Caesar Alberti Marker map_it

  • Description: Marker on plinth
  • Materials: Granite
  • Dimensions: Front H: 4"; Rear H: 1'2" W: 1'8" D: 1'4" (all approximate)
  • Cast: ca. 1985 (replica)
  • Dedicated: Original: June 2, 1958; rededicated ca. 1985
  • Fabricator: A. Ottavino Corp.
  • Donor: Italian Historical Society of America (original)
  • Inscription: PETER CAESAR ALBERTI / FIRST ITALIAN SETTLER / LANDED IN N.Y. JUNE 2, 1635 / THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF / JOHN N. LACORTE FOUNDER OF / THE ITALIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY / OF AMERICA / JUNE 2, HAS BEEN PROCLAIMED / "ALBERTI DAY"

    Original version:
    THE CITY OF VENICE IS PROUD TO JOIN THE / ITALIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA / IN PARTICIPATING IN THE COMMEMORATION OF / NEW YORK STATE'S "YEAR OF HISTORY" / BY CONTRIBUTING THIS BRONZE PLAQUE / HONORING THE NAME OF THE / FIRST ITALIAN IMMIGRANT / PETER CAESAR ALBERTI / NATIVE OF VENICE, WHO, IN THE YEAR 1635 / SETTLED IN WHAT IS TODAY KNOWN AS / NEW YORK CITY, / IN THE WALL STREET AREA, AND LATER / IN THE FORT GREENE AREA OF BROOKLYN. / PLACED TODAY, JUNE 2, 1959 / BY THE / ITALIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICAN /

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Directions to Battery Park

Know Before You Go

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

ParkBattery Park

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: Winter 2014

ParkBattery Park

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 2014

Battery Park Weather

  • Fri
    Partly Sunny
    63°F
  • Sat
    Chance Showers
    67°F
  • Sun
    Mostly Sunny
    61°F
  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    61°F

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