Staten Island Ferry / Peter Minuit Plaza

Open 24 hours a day

21st Century Transportation Hub

Ferry, Subway, Bus, and Bike….Peter Minuit Plaza is a park and transportation hub.

The Staten Island Ferry leaves every 15-30 minutes and is FREE!

By walking a few steps in any direction, you can be on your way to all five boroughs of New York. Catch the #1, R and W subway lines, hop on a Select Bus, or ride from the east side to west side of the city on our bike path.

The centerpiece of Peter Minuit Plaza is the New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion. A gift in 2009 from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, it commemorates the arrival in 1609 of Henry Hudson – 400 years of friendship. Designed by Dutch architect Ben van Berkel, the elegant, white, star-shaped structure has an information booth, a bistro, and seating for 200 on its plaza (plein).

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Crossing the Harbor
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The Gardens

195,000 square feet of perennial gardens, free to the public. Relax and engage with nature. Be energized by the beauty and tranquility of these magnificent gardens.

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The Battery Urban Farm

An educational farm that empowers youth to make healthy food choices while learning sustainable farming techniques.

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The Battery Bikeway

Running along the perimeter of the park amid The Battery’s gardens, it connects the Hudson River Park Bikeway to the East River Esplanade. It is the crucial link in the 31-mile loop that encircles Manhattan.

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