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Battery Park

Battery Park is a 21-acre (8.5 hectare) park located at the southern tip of Manhattan in New York City. The park is named for the artillery that was stationed there at various times by the Dutch and English. At one end of the park is Hope Garden[?], a memorial to AIDS victims. At the other end, ferries depart for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

To the north of the park lies Battery Park City, an area of landfill redevelopment built in the 1970s and 80s.

History

The park is the former site of Castle Clinton[?], an American fort built immediately prior to the War of 1812 and named for mayor DeWitt Clinton. The fort became property of the city after the war and was renamed Castle Garden[?].



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