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New York City Double Decker Bus and Statue of Liberty Walking Tour Combo
"Meet your guide for your fully escorted tour at Battery Park and make your way to the Statue of Liberty. Designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi this iconic copper statue was built by Gustave Eiffel and dedicated on October 28 1886. It was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Standard admission ticket is included. Continue to Ellis Island opened in 1892 as a federal immigration station for more than 60 years before closing in 1954. Millions of immigrants passed through the station during that time; it is thought that at least 40% of all current United States citizens can trace one or more visit the National September 11 Memorial the principal memorial commemorating the September 11 terrorist attacks of 2001 which killed 2
From $143.00
 
Lower Manhattan Tour: Wall Street and 911 Memorial
"Meet your guide in the Financial District to learn about the early history of NYC the early Dutch settlement and the transformation into today’s financial capital. It was like the Wild West a trading outpost on the outskirts of the law where guns and ammunition were traded in exchange for beaver pelts from the Native Americans. You will see financial and historical landmarks such as Wall Street the New York Stock Exchange House of Morgan the Charging Bull as well as go inside Federal Hall and Trinity Church.At the New York Stock Exchange building
From $35.00
 
Private Brooklyn Bridge Guided Walking Tour
"New York City began in lower Manhattan as the Dutch colony town of Nieuw Amsterdam in 1626. It grew from the Battery Park area a quarter-mile north to what is now Wall Street. Taken over by the British in 1664 New York then grew beyond ‘the wall’ northward eventually taking over the entire 17km (13 mile) island.Once the hub of New York’s maritime trading empire the tour begins and ends in historic South Street Seaport. You will touch an artifact that was created at the start of the American Revolution. Plus enjoy great views of the Statue of Liberty
From $199.00

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Battery Park

Battery Park is a public parc at the southern tip of Manhattan Island/New York.Facing the harbour, it was named after the artillery that was stationed here for defense purposes in the early days of...
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MichaelFalk1969
Oct 07, 2015

Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge to Brookllyn.

Beautify, scenery of the of the East River and the Manhattan Bridge.. 1.5 miles each way.. Spend the afternoon in Brooklyn.. Get away from the tourist traps in timesquare and have a great lunch in any...
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NewYorktoDublin
Sep 21, 2015

Financial District

The Financial District, is called FiDi, is a neighborhood located at the southern tip of borough of Manhattan in New York City, which comprises the offices and headquarters of many of the city's major...
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apbeaches
Aug 19, 2015

Meeting Point

As the main starting point to Liberty Island, this park acts as a large meeting point, with several hundred people lining to the boats, and artists and sellers using the people's availability to make...
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solopes
Mar 13, 2015

New York Harbor

I like Battery Park because it's one of the oldest places in New York City, and one of the newest. It's old because it's the area when the Dutch landed to found New Amsterdam in the 1620's. It's one...
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Toughluck
Mar 25, 2014

Battery Park

At the southern tip of Manhattan is a small park offering views of the harbor and an old fort that is now the visitors center, called Castle Clinton. This fort was built to prepare for the War of...
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Tom_Fields
Aug 03, 2012

Beautiful on a sunny day

Everywhere looks better when it is a beautiful sunny day but this park is a nice place to take some time out from the rush of the city. There is a much slower pace here and would be a good spot to...
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clareabee
Apr 25, 2012

The Sphere & Eternal Flame - 9/11 Memorial

"The Sphere" is an iconic sculpture created by artist Fritz Koenig in 1971, which resided in the plaza between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. The sculpture suffered damage...
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TravellerMel
Feb 09, 2012

Battery Park

A friend of us was staying at one of the high rise apartments here on Battery Park so I had the chance to be jealous of this nice park that spreads along the lower shore of Manhattan. The people that...
mindcrime
Sep 29, 2010

Battery Park

Battery Park is at the southern tip of Manhatten Island and has several monuments in it, including what is left of the World Trade Center, see photo. It is a sphere that was supposed to stand for...
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Florida999
May 31, 2010

Battery Park

After coming back from the Staten Island ferry, I walked up to Battery Park to rest my feet for a little while. This is a big park with lots to see and do, surrounded by some nice buildings, sort of...
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marielexoteria
Mar 17, 2010

The Many Faces of Battery Park

I may have been to Battery Park when I was a child but I do not remember it. When we decided that the trip to take with my grandson to see Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, we boarded a commuter...
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grandmaR
Feb 28, 2010
 
 
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Things to Do Near Battery Park

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The Skyscraper Museum

This was probably the most disappointing museum I visited in New York! Hopefully, the low cheap admission ($5) will help a little for the time that you will spend in this small museum. The exhibition...
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Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Museum was created as a living memorial to those who didn't survive the Holocaust, honoring those who died by celebrating their lives. The Museum's $21.5 million building, designed by architect...
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Ellis Island

This is a half-hour film, produced by Oscar-winning filmmaker Charles Guggenheim. Immigrants tell stories of pulling up roots and coming to America. The Film is shown in two separate theaters with...
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Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island

I took my best photos of the Statue of Liberty from the board of New York Water Taxi. When you visit New York City just choose sunny or partly cloudy day, check when the sunset supposed to start on...
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National Museum of the American Indian

This branch of the Smithsonian is set in the old Customs House by battery park in lower Manhattan. Entry is free and they have a small but very nice display of native artifacts from across the...
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Trinity Church

Trinity Church was meant to be a personal highlight of my visit to New York. I've always wanted to see it: This little old Anglican church, looking like something plucked from a quiet English village,...
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Battery Park, State St. & Battery Pl., New York, NY

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