Exploring DowntownFrom early Dutch times the tip of Manhattan was fortified with the batteries of guns from which the Battery takes its name - first at the 17th-century Fort Amsterdam on the Custom House site, then at Castle Clinton. Fort Amsterdam disappeared long ago, but its rubble survives in the layers of landfill that eventually helped create 23 acres of Battery Park, in the process filling in the water separating Castle Clinton from the mainland. Today, The Battery Conservancy is implementing its award-winning Master Plan to recapture the park's harbor-side splendor.
|Placed By||The Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 5:45pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 583258 N 4506421|
|Decimal Degrees||40.70450000, -74.01441667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 42.27', W 74° 0.865'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 42' 16.20" N, 74° 0' 51.90" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||212, 917, 646, 516, 347,|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1-3 Battery Pl, New York NY 10004, US|
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