Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Parks Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff joined The Battery Conservancy President and Founder Warrie Price, Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Chair Tammy Meltzer, artist Hebru Brantley, and community members on Sunday to unveil Brantley’s sculpture, The Great Debate, at The Battery. The artwork, which stands 16-feet tall, is exhibited in partnership with The Battery and NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program, and will be on display through November 13, 2022.
Across the path from the SeaGlass Carousel is The Battery Playscape, an innovative world of play and creativity, is now complete and open to the public, thanks to The Battery Conservancy (TBC). The new 1.4-acre Playscape triples the size of the current playground, responding to the growing number of Lower Manhattan families, the expanding elementary schools, and the increase visitation of children from all five boroughs. The Grand Opening took place in December, 2021.
NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined The Battery Conservancy President Warrie Price, Manhattan Deputy Borough President Matthew Washington, City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1 Vice Chair Tammy Meltzer, and community members to break ground on The Battery Playscape reconstruction project.
In keeping with the history of The Battery as the home to the first New York Aquarium, The Battery Conservancy included a design for an aquatic carousel when designing the park’s interior. The stunning carousel opened in 2015.
Update: The Carousel announced that they will reopen on Saturday, May 1, 2021!