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Jewish-American Tercentenary Flagstaff map_it

  • Sculptor: Abram Belskie
  • Description: Flagstaff on base, plaque
  • Materials: Milford pink granite, bronze
  • Dimensions: Base H: 6'10" W: 4'7" D: 4'7"; Plaque H: 4'7" W: 2'8"
  • Cast: May 20, 1955
  • Dedicated: May 20, 1955
  • Foundry: Roman Bronze Works
  • Donor: State of New York, under auspices of The New York Legislative Committee for the American Jewish Tercentenary
  • Inscription: ERECTED / BY / THE STATE OF NEW YORK / TO HONOR THE MEMORY / OF THE TWENTY THREE / MEN WOMEN & CHILDREN / WHO LANDED / IN SEPTEMBER 1654 / AND / FOUNDED THE FIRST / JEWISH COMMUNITY / IN / NORTH AMERICA /---/ AMERICAN JEWISH TERCENTENARY / 1654-1954

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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

  • Sat
    Sunny
    67°F
  • Sun
    Sunny
    57°F
  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    61°F
  • Tue
    Partly Sunny
    66°F

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