Southern Tip of Manhattan

 

The southern tip of Manhattan is the historic heart of New York City. Until the late 17th century the vast majority of the city's residents lived south of Wall Street, where there was a wall built by the Dutch settlers, in 1653, to protect New Amsterdam (later New York) from invasions.

The Battery imagesThe Battery Park, where artillery batteries were built in the late 17th century to protect the fort and settlement behind them, is now a lovely place to wander, a beautiful waterfront with gardens. In 1855, Castle Garden, situated inside the Park, became the world’s first immigrant depot.

The Bowling Green, the oldest public park established in New York City and where Broadway begins, is now surrounded by skyscrapers.

Manhattan's current southern waterfront was built primarily on landfill, stretching toward New York's Upper Bay, the Hudson River and the East River.

 

 

Lower Manhattan

 

Southern tip of Manhattan from One World Trade Observatory, looking south. Credit: Tagger Yancey IV/ NYC Tourism + Conventions.

 

Southern Tip of Manhattan

 

Government House

 

Canal 17th Century

 

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South Ferry

 

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Bird's Eye View

 

Lower Manhattan from the New York Harbor in 21st century (after 2014). Credit: Kate Glicksberg/ NYC Tourism + Conventions.

 

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The Battery seen from the Bay in July 1964 (photo by Anthony Angel).

 

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NYC Battery Tunnel

 

South Street

 

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New York Harbor

 

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