Battery Park, located at the Battery, New York, is 25-acre public park. It is within walking distance of many businesses - making it a popular lunchtime hangout. It is also in the proximity of many of the city's finest attractions, including South Street Seaport, The New York Stock Exchange, and the Staten Island Ferry. Within the park is Hope Garden, dedicated to AIDS victims. One of the perks of visiting Battery Park NYC is the surrounding area. Located right on the edge of the New York Harbor, you can walk along the water, see the ferry and tour boats sailing by, and even spot the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty is visible, as is all of New York harbor. Helicopters take off and land, ships depart, and sometimes you can catch the giant Carnival Cruise Ships.