Promenades and Esplanades of Battery Park and Battery Park City (Slideshow and Map)

(revised) An area built on landfill from the original World Trade Center site and sand from Staten Island, Battery City is home to thousands of residents who live in the dense apartment buildings along the west side of Lower Manhattan. The promenade next to the water, with views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Jersey shore, and the cool esplanade of trees in a stretch of the southern section make for a particularly satisfying walk.

The slideshow displays images in sequence from south to north, beginning at the Battery on the south, just to the west of the Staten Island Ferry landing, and proceeding north. The northern section lines up approximately with Chambers Street and the western section of the Tribeca neighborhood. Clicking on the points on the map will indicate the location for most of the images.

Memorials line the walkway, including the East Coast WWII Memorial, Merchant Mariner's Memorial, Living Memorial to the Holocaust, and Irish Hunger Memorial.

Images from morning, May 31, 2008.

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