Battery Park has many things, its own conservancy, a restaurant, the ferry boat launch to the Statue of Liberty, a number of memorials, Castle Clinton ( that was once a military fort, beer garden, exhibition hall, theater, public aquarium, and finally today a national monument) and a turkey named Zelda. She is a somewhat famous character in Lower Manhattan with her own Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zelda_(turkey)
She has lived almost 10 years in Battery Park.
During her stay she has taken several day trips as far as Tribeca and Greenwich Village.
Just another special aspect of Lower Manhattan.