Getting Around New York

Battery City Park in New York City is surrounded by a variety of convenient modes of transportation to and from the park. Battery City Park is home to some of the most famous transportation in the country. Long before the construction of Ellis Island, immigrants from Europe and all over the world arrived at Battery City Park by boat. Millions of immigrants first set shore in America at Battery City Park; making it one of the initial immigrant depots our nation had ever seen.

Battery City Park is known for its famous ferry system. Thousands of New York City residents and tourists alike stream to Battery Park to take the ferry to Ellis Island and where the historic Statue of Liberty is located. The Staten Island Ferry is jam-packed every day with commuters flowing to and from Manhattan and Staten Island. In addition to the intricate ferry system present, Battery City Park is also a vital stop for the New York City Water Taxi. Battery City Park is base of most of New York City's water transportation, with connections to Staten Island, New Jersey, and various other parts of Manhattan itself.

Battery City Park is also home to a system of bike paths and promenades, which continue to be improved upon with a goal of connecting with the entire island of Manhattan. As is the case with most parts of New York City, the streets around Battery City Park are constantly filled with yellow cabs, taxis, and car service, where commuters can hitch a direct ride to wherever they need within the city.

A wide array of subway lines from the New York City MTA's subway system make their way towards Battery City Park from all over the entire city. The 1 Train arrives at the station right next to the South Ferry, making a convenient connection for commuters. Other trains that arrive at or near Battery City Park are the J line, the N line, the Rline, and the Z line, as well as the 4 and 5 lines. These trains come from each of the other boroughs, with the exception of Staten Island, which is connected with the city by way of the Staten Island Ferry.