Hi friends, welcome back! Today I’m taking you through the spring blooms in Battery Park. We live about ten minutes away so we get to see these pretty blooms often. I’ll start today’s tour at Zuccotti Park. After all the Christmas lights come down, this small park is filled with colorful tulips.
Pumphouse Park is my favorite spot of the tour, I just love all of the pretty tulips and cherry blossoms. The tulips this year are a little behind schedule compared to other spots in the city, but once they bloom this spot is so magical. In the summer the tulips are replaced with giant hydrangeas.
Brookfield Place is a popular spot to hangout in Lower Manhattan. Jon and I love to get coffee and sit by the water when the weather is nice. Inside are offices, restaurants, and a high-end mall with stores ranging from Louis Vuitton to Lululemon.
Moving south towards Battery Park there are great paths along the water that are always full of people walking, running, or sitting on the benches enjoying the views. This is a great spot to watch the sunset or catch a glimpse of Lady Liberty.
The Wagner Park area of Battery Park is currently under construction to build a “coastal flood control system”. Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage to Battery Park, so they’re working on preventing damage from future storms. You can see what it will look like here.
You may recall from my Lower Manhattan tour that this park was originally part of the harbor, but was filled in later and enjoyed by everyone that makes it to the southern tip of Manhattan.
This park is usually pretty busy because it’s next to where the Staten Island Ferry disembarks, where boats to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island depart, and a spacious green space for people to enjoy. In the summer this lawn is full of people having picnics and enjoying the fresh air.
As you can see from this Statue of Liberty boat, NYC is busy again!
Heading back home I walked by Bowling Green park where the famous Wall Street Bull is and the line was so long! Jon and I walked by in April 2020 at the height of Covid lockdowns, and there was nobody around.
Hope you enjoyed this spring tour of Battery Park!