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Herman and Zelda in Battery Park

Historic Battery Park at the southern end of Manhattan is home to two amazing birds. A wild turkey, who has been named Zelda, has been living there for more than a decade. This summer, a red-tailed hawk took up residence. Hawks usually eat small mammals and birds but they have also been known to capture […]

BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER | The sun smiled on guests assembled in historic Battery Park on Sept. 18 for the Battery Conservancy’s End of Summer party. Zelda, the park’s famous wild turkey, in residence since 2003, was there to greet the guests. “She always knows when there’s a party,” said the Conservancy’s president, Warrie Price. […]

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With temperatures expected to climb well over 90 degrees Saturday and Sunday one cool place to go is the Bosque sprinklers in historic Battery Park. The fountain’s electrical system was badly damaged as a result of Hurricane Sandy but the Battery Conservancy spent $100,000 to repair them and they were recently turned back on — […]

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By TERESE LOEB KREUZER | As a special 7:30 a.m. ferry from Battery Park approached Liberty Island on July 4 carrying concession workers and press, the excitement was palpable. It was one thing to see the Statue of Liberty from a distance. Now, she would again be visible up close and her pedestal museum and […]

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BY KAITLYN MEADE  |  The Statue of Liberty’s security screening will remain in Battery Park for the foreseeable future, according to officials, as the screening tent is pitched in Battery Park to accommodate Lady Liberty’s July 4 re-opening date. Manhattan Borough Parks Commissioner William Castro came before Community Board 1’s Financial District Committee on July […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS SUSPENDED THURSDAY A new May Day tradition means reassembling Occupy Wall St. for at least one day and that means travel headaches for Downtowners. O.W.S. will hold protests all day Wednesday. In Lower Manhattan, there will be a rally at the Federal Hall National Memorial on Wall St. at Nassau St. […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  The SeaGlass carousel in historic Battery Park at the southern end of Manhattan isn’t scheduled to open until the fall, but after what Superstorm Sandy did to Lower Manhattan, a celebration seemed in order on April 18 for the topping off of the structure’s shell. “We need every step of […]

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BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  | The SeaGlass carousel in historic Battery Park at the southern end of Manhattan isn’t scheduled to open until the fall, but after what Superstorm Sandy did to Lower Manhattan, a celebration seemed in order for the topping off on April 18 of the structure’s shell. “We need every step of […]

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  Pier A to get plaza and plantings: At its April meeting, the Battery Park City Authority board of directors learned that core and shell construction on Pier A are nearly complete and that the time had come to discuss the 35,000-square-foot plaza to be constructed in front of the building. Gwen Dawson, senior vice […]

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Be neighborly to Seaport developer To The Editor: I am very excited to hear about all the potential changes for Pier 17 and a little surprised at all of the negative reactions to the idea of mixed-use around the location. Given all the negative feedback, I can’t say I’m surprised that parts of the Howard […]

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