Beginning on the steps of the beautiful Customs House (now the Museum of the American Indian) and continuing through Battery Park, this tour will cover an area that played a major role in New York City history, from Hudson’s first spotting of Manhattan in the 17th century, to the city’s triumphant rebirth following 9/11. Built on landfill from the World Trade Center in the early 1980s, Battery Park City gives the city much needed housing, while being graced with 35 acres of public parks, gardens, plazas and public areas filled with art and planned by artists, landscape gardeners and architects.
Date: Saturday May 5, 2012
Event Start: Steps of American Indian Museum (at Bowling Green Station)
Event End: Chambers St. at North end of Battery Park City
Host: Betty Heller, of “Big Apple Greeter”
Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.
Accessibility: Partially Accessible – curbs, uneven terrain, busy sidewalks