New York's Birthplace is the Battery!

New York's Birthplace is the Battery. That place has a history we don't know much about it. But, here are some lights we shade about it.

The city expanded from that point to be a great city with great values in every aspect of life, even in poverty. The Dutch named the city New Netherlands or New Amsterdam and then the name has been changed to New York in 1664.

When the Dutch controlled Recife in the Latin American Brazil from 1630 to 1654, Recife was then home to the first Jewish community and the first synagogue on the American continents. Some of those Jews settlers fled later to North America and founded the first Jewish community in New Amsterdam, today's New York.

The following article is not about thousands of attractions in New York like:

- Central Park Zoo,

- Bryant Park,

- Madison Square Park,

- Top of the Rock,

- City Hall Park,

- Washington Square Park,

- Broadway Theatre,

- Apollo Theatre,

- Metropolitan Museum of Art,

- South Street Seaport,

- Empire State Building,

- Statue of Liberty,

- Ellis Island,

- Clinton Castle National Monument,

- Intrepid Museum Foundation,

- Federal Hall National Memorial.

It is also not mainly about New York City. (If you have some information about those places, please share it with us through the form, so we could learn more from you.)

It is neither about the high lifestyles of some millionaires nor about the poor lives in the suburbs, downtowns and under the grounds. It is not about the American, Native American or Black American.

More about the Battery!

It is a name of a park in Manhattan facing New York Harbor. But, it is not just a park. It is a beginning of the history of New York City.

It is a part of this great city with all the multiracial identities that made it the starting point of New York. Well, it is better said: it is the heart of this big city... and though not the center.

And here, the Battery makes its entrance to the historical side of the city. The Battery Conservancy has existed since 1994 at the tip of Manhattan to mark NY400 years of heritage shared with the Dutch and its aim is to revitalize and develop the area. However, some people regard it as a symbol of shame.

The big city New York is located in a low-lying tidal area where the Hudson River flows into a naturally shaped port before reaching the Atlantic Ocean. This location near the coast has always played a major role in the city's growth and economy.

Manhattan's southern coastline is known as "The Battery" and has been a popular promenade since the 17 century. The name comes from the artillery battery that the Dutch and the British placed here to protect the harbour in the past.

The Battery is the largest public area in the southern part of New York. Over 280,000 people work within walking distance, and over 36,000 people living in the surrounding neighbourhoods. It is home to the charming Battery Park.

This area is experiencing extreme storm surges approximately once every century, where the water level rises by three feet. Climate change will increase the frequency of strong winds and storms from the northeast and so the sea levels will rise.

In the worst cases, such extreme events of 2080 could occur on average every fourth year with water levels that can rise up to 3, 4, 5 metres and paralyze the infrastructure in Manhattan.

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