Bowling Green and the Battery Professional Review and Guide
"The southernmost section of Manhattan is one of the borough’s most exciting districts. Weekdays (and often weekends, too) find so many people walking around here, going to and from work, checking out tourist sights, attending cultural events. Densely packed streets hold a mix of skyscrapers and older, shorter buildings in this area, which is surrounded by water and has multiple ferry terminals. Many New Yorkers forget
how important the docks and waterfront have been to the Big Apple over the years—and still are.
You’re likely to see the Staten Island, Liberty Island, or Governors Island ferry boats sail by, and perhaps historical-replica ships operating pleasure cruises. This part of Manhattan presents a jumble of history and culture, commerce and green space. It’s an appropriate locale to start exploring Manhattan—even if you think you’ve seen it all."