Battery Park, New York City Although I never lived in NYC I would fly into NJ drive across to NYC and park near to Battery Park. One of my life missions was to see "ALL" of New York City. From this bench I could start my hikes. I went hiking in old shorts and a T-shirt with a beat up backpack and maybe $20 in my shoes. Over 8 different trips I hiked all the Avenues on Manhattan sometimes as far as I think it was 186th street. Funny i've never met anyone else who has done this?
Washington Square Arch was designed by Stanford White. He modeled the arch after the 1806 Arc de Triomphe in Paris. In the foreground is the the Central Fountain (which was off at the time of this picture). New York City