THE RITZ-CARLTON NEW YORK, BATTERY PARK

2 West Street, New York, New York 10004 USA
Phone:  +1 (212) 344-0800   •  Map & Directions
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Attractions



Discover one of the few hotels near the Statue of Liberty with views of the iconic symbol of freedom from The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park.

Explore a world of historic icons, architectural magnitude and sophisticated dining and shopping all conveniently located near the most luxurious of Financial District hotels in NYC. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park is the perfect place to discover all that the dynamic island of Manhattan has to offer, including the nearby Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, 9/11 Memorial, SoHo shopping and the South Street Seaport.

This eight block-long street is home to many large stock exchange companies, NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange. Be sure to get a glimpse of the Wall Street Bull, the unofficial mascot of the Financial District.



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Explore the nearby Statue of Liberty at our Wall Street luxury hotel.
Statue of Liberty
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Across the street from ferry / Two minutes
1-866-STATUE4 / Website
This American icon is a symbol of freedom since 1886. No other monument so perfectly symbolizes the nation’s and the world’s idea of freedom. At 225 tons and 162 feet tall, she is quite a sight.

No charge is made for entrance to Statue of Liberty National Monument, but there is a cost for the ferry service that all visitors must use, as private boats may not dock at the island.

The ferries, which depart from Battery Park , also stop at Ellis Island when it is open to the public, making a combined trip possible. All ferry riders are subject to security screening, similar to airport procedures, prior to boarding. Visitors intending to enter the statue's base and pedestal must obtain a complimentary museum/pedestal ticket along with their ferry ticket. Those wishing to climb the staircase within the statue to the crown purchase a special ticket, which may be reserved up to a six months in advance.
Ellis Island
Ellis Island
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Across the street from ferry / Two minutes
212-363-3200 / Website
The processing depot for almost 12 million immigrants from 1892 to 1924, this incredibly moving site features the Immigration Museum, Registry Room, American Immigrant Wall of Honor and American Family Immigrant History Center.

ELLIS ISLAND CLOSED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY
Due to conditions created by Hurricane Sandy, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty National Monument are currently closed.

Please visit the Hurricane Sandy Recovery page for ongoing updates
Skyscraper Museum
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Next door to the hotel / 212-968-1961

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Located adjacent to the hotel, The Skyscraper Museum celebrates the City's rich architectural heritage and examines the historical forces and individuals that have shaped its successive skylines. Through exhibitions, programs and publications, the Museum explores tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence.
Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian
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2 blocks from hotel / 212-514-3700

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Located in the historic former U.S. Custom House (circa 1907), this Smithsonian museum contains more than 10,000 years of art and artifacts of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.

The National Museum of the American Indian is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans.

The museum's extensive collections encompass a vast range of cultural material—including more that 800,000 works of extraordinary aesthetic, religious, and historical significance, as well as articles produced for everyday, utilitarian use.
Wall Street
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8 minute walk from hotel
This street dates back to the 18th century. Lined with neoclassical towers this street is the financial center of the world.
Museum of American Finance
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8 Minute walk from hotel/ 212-908-4110
48 Wall St.

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The nation's only independent public museum dedicated to celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship and the democratic free market.

The museum's permanent collections include priceless antique stocks, bonds, and currency; historic documents and photographs; and equipment once used on Wall Street.
Federal Hall National Memorial
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8 minute walk from hotel / (212) 825-6990
26 Wall Street

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Federal Hall National Memorial on Wall Street was built in 1842 as the New York Customs House, on the site of the old Federal Hall. It later served as a sub-Treasury building and is now operated by the National Park Service as a museum commemorating the historic events that happened there. Weekday tours are available.
Stone Street
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8 Minute walk from hotel
Stone Street is New York City’s oldest paved street. Stone Street's stores and lofts were built for dry-goods merchants and importers, shortly after the Great Fire of 1835, which destroyed many remnants of New Amsterdam. Restored buildings, granite paving, bluestone sidewalks and period street lights set the stage for the half dozen restaurants and cafes, whose outdoor tables are very popular on warm summer nights.
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Fraunces Tavern Museum
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5 minute walk from hotel / 212-425-1776

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The Fraunces Tavern Museum is New York City's oldest building and tavern. Built in 1719 as an elegant residence and then purchased in 1762 by tavern keeper Samuel Fraunces who turned it into one of the most popular taverns of the day. The museum is best known as the site where George Washington gave his farewell address to the officers of the Continental Army, in 1783.

Fraunces Tavern Museum opened to the public in 1907. Today, the museum complex includes four 19th century buildings in addition to the 18th century Fraunces Tavern building.
The Tenement Museum
The Tenement Museum
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10 minute taxi ride / 212-982-8420
103 Orchard Street

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97 Orchard Street was built on Manhattan's Lower East Side in 1863, this tenement apartment building was home to nearly 7000 working class immigrants.

Inside 97 Orchard, visitors take guided tours of apartments that recreate immigrant life in the 19th and 20th centuries. Along with a glimpse of the past, tours offer insights into current debates about immigration and public health.
Battery Park
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Across the street from the hotel
This 21-acre park is named for the cannons built to defend residents after the American Revolution. The 22-ton bronze sphere by Fritz Koenig that was recovered from the rubble at the World Trade Center, where it stood on the plaza between the two towers as a symbol of global peace. It now stands, although severely damaged, but still whole, as a an interim memorial to those lost.
St. Paul's Chapel
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10 minute walk from hotel
St. Paul’s Chapel, an Episcopal church, was home to an extraordinary eight-month volunteer relief effort after September 11, 2001. The exhibition, Unwavering Spirit, honors that ministry and its legacy of love and compassion. St. Paul’s Chapel is Manhattan’s oldest public building in continuous use. St. Paul's Chapel is located on Church St. between Fulton St. and Vesey St., opposite the east side of the World Trade Center site. For more information, visit http://www.saintpaulschapel.org/

See New York City attractions when you stay at our hotel near Wall Street.
Empire State Building
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2 miles / 15 minute cab
Experience the South Street seaport near our Financial District hotel.
South Street Seaport
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½ mile / 15 minute walk
212-732-8257 / Website
South Street Seaport is a celebration of America's swashbuckling maritime heritage, with the great tall sailing ships and the bustle of a thriving seaport. Today, street performers -- jugglers, violinists, unicyclists -- cavort on cobblestone roadways, while indoor entertainment includes everything from galleries and eateries to the South Street Seaport Museum. This is much more than a seaport: It is a complete shopping experience. Popular national chains are side-by-side with small specialty shops. A schooner still carries visitors across New York Harbor.
Governors Island
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10 Minute walk to island ferry from hotel

Open from May 26 through September 30

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Governors Island, a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor, only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan.

Things to do on Governors Island:

  • Rent a bike and go for a ride along the promenade. Or bring your own bike over to explore.
  • Bring a picnic and explore the island, find a quiet or remote spot to have a calm lunch.
  • Learn a trapeze stunt to show your friends back home with The Trapeze School.
  • Check out various artist’s work with The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council exhibit space in Building 110.
  • Take a tour with The National Park Service every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as private tours of the island on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
9/11 Memorial
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10 minute walk from hotel
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The 9/11 memorial is located at the World Trade Center & is a national tribute of remembrance and honor to the 2,983 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 & February 26, 1993.

The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood. The names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze panels.

Advance visitor passes to the 9/11 Memorial are required. For further information please click here.
Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
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Across the street from the hotel
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The permanent exhibits recount the daily pre-war lives, the unforgettable horror that destroyed them, and the tenacious renewal experienced by European and immigrant Jews in the years from the late 19th century to the present.

The mission of the Museum is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the broad tapestry of Jewish life in the 20th and 21st centuries—before, during, and after the Holocaust.
New York City Fire Museum
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The Fire Museum contains the first permanent September 11 Memorial to the 343 firefighters who made the supreme sacrifice on September 11, 2001. Housed in two adjoining rooms, this tribute to the heroes of 9/11 includes a black marble and tile memorial with pictures of the firefighters lost in the attacks; cases filled with tools, airplane wreckage and items used in the recovery effort; a video and interactive computer station where visitors can browse photographs of the fallen firemen, newspaper coverage of the attacks, and pictures of nationwide tributes to the FDNY; and a wall-size timeline chronicling that day's dramatic events. For more information, http://www.nycfiremuseum.org/

The Tribute WTC Visitor Center
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10 minute walk from hotel
The Tribute Center, located at 120 Liberty Street, offers a place where members of the September 11 community can connect with the thousands of visitors who come to Ground Zero daily. Through walking tours, exhibits and programs, the Tribute WTC Visitor Center offers "Person-to-Person" history, linking those that need to understand and appreciate these historic events with those that experienced them. For more information, visit http://www.tributewtc.org/.
SoHo
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8-minute cab ride
SoHo is synonymous with trendy shopping, world class art galleries, and cast iron buildings.  SoHo is shorthand for south of Houston (pronounced "how-stun") street, north of Canal Street, and between Sullivan and Lafayette Streets. This most diverse neighborhood in lower Manhattan has had a long history before becoming the heart and soul of New York City. It is also the backdrop for movie locations and fashion shoots.

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Broadway Theater District
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2 miles / 15 minute cab

 

 

Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian
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Two blocks / 5 minutes
212-514-3700 / Website
Located in the historic former U.S. Custom House (circa 1907), this Smithsonian museum contains more than 10,000 years of art and artifacts of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Statue of Liberty
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Across the street from ferry / Two minutes
1-866-STATUE4 / Website
This American icon is a symbol of freedom since 1886. No other monument so perfectly symbolizes the nation’s and the world’s idea of freedom. At 225 tons and 162 feet tall, she is quite a sight.

No charge is made for entrance to Statue of Liberty National Monument, but there is a cost for the ferry service that all visitors must use, as private boats may not dock at the island.

The ferries, which depart from Battery Park , also stop at Ellis Island when it is open to the public, making a combined trip possible. All ferry riders are subject to security screening, similar to airport procedures, prior to boarding. Visitors intending to enter the statue's base and pedestal must obtain a complimentary museum/pedestal ticket along with their ferry ticket. Those wishing to climb the staircase within the statue to the crown purchase a special ticket, which may be reserved up to a year in advance.
South Street Seaport
South Street Seaport
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½ mile / 15 minute walk
212-732-8257 / Website
South Street Seaport is a celebration of America's swashbuckling maritime heritage, with the great tall sailing ships and the bustle of a thriving seaport. Today, street performers -- jugglers, violinists, unicyclists -- cavort on cobblestone roadways, while indoor entertainment includes everything from galleries and eateries to the South Street Seaport Museum. This is much more than a seaport: It is a complete shopping experience. Popular national chains are side-by-side with small specialty shops. A schooner still carries visitors across New York Harbor.
Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
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Across the street
646-437-4200 / Website
The permanent exhibit recounts the daily pre-war lives, the unforgettable horror, and the tenacious renewal experienced by European and immigrant Jews in the years from the late 19th century to the present.
Skyscraper Museum
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Adjacent to hotel / Next door
212-968-1961 / Website
Located in New York City, the world's first and foremost vertical metropolis, this museum celebrates the city's rich architectural heritage and examines the historical forces and individuals that have shaped its successive skylines.
Ellis Island
Ellis Island
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Across the street from ferry / Two minutes
212-363-3200 / Website
The processing depot for almost 12 million immigrants from 1892 to 1924, this incredibly moving site features the Immigration Museum, Registry Room, American Immigrant Wall of Honor and American Family Immigrant History Center.
Barclays Center
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4.5 Miles / 20 Minute Cab / 10 minute subway

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The Barclays Center is a brand new 675,000-square-foot arena located in Brooklyn New York. The arena boasts over 18,000 seats for basketball games, 100 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, three clubs and the 40/40 Club and restaurant.

Brooklyn’s own Jay-Z has sold out eight shows that will launch Barclay Center’s inaugural season—already packed with world-class talent such as Barbara Streisand, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, The Who, Bob Dylan, John Legend, Neil Young, Andrea Bocelli, Journey, Rush, Leonard Cohen and Juan Luis Guerra and Juanes, among others.

Barclays Center is located on top of one of the largest transit hubs in New York. Public transit is the fastest, most convenient way to travel there. You can take the 4 or 5 train located just steps away from the hotel at the Bowling Green Station. For more information and specific directions please use the MTA's Trip Planner.

Recreation

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Manhattan By Sail
Manhattan by Sail
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10 Minute walk from hotel 
(212) 619-0907 / Website

Available April through October

 
A New York sailing experience is a thrilling way to visit New York’s magnificent harbor.

Let Manhattan By Sail be your guide to breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan skyline and other gems of the New York Harbor. You can tailor your New York Sailing experience, according to what you enjoy. Try out sails by day, sunset or night. Choose from brunch sails, wine tasting sails, late night romantic rendezvous sails and private charters.
Governors Island
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10 Minute walk to island ferry from hotel

Open from May 26 through September 30

Website
Governors Island, a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor, only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan.

Things to do on Governors Island:

  • Rent a bike and go for a ride along the promenade. Or bring your own bike over to explore.
  • Bring a picnic and explore the island, find a quite or remote spot to have a calm lunch.
  • Learn a trapeze stunt to show your friends back home with The Trapeze School.
  • Check out various artist’s work with The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council exhibit space in Building 110.
  • Take a tour with The National Park Service every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as private tours of the island on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
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10 minute taxi ride.
Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex is a 30-acre waterfront sports village located between 17th and 23rd Streets along Manhattan's Hudson River. Sports venues include the following:

Golf Club

Ice Rink

Bowling

Team Building
Jogging on the Esplanade
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Across the street
A wonderful mix of open lawns and intensively planted gardens, threaded
through with paths and walkways, Wagner Park is a place to explore. The Park Pavilions contain a restaurant, and its public roof deck affords breathtaking
views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor.
World Financial Center
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5 blocks / 10 minutes
212-417-7000 / Website
The World Financial Center features over 30 specialty shops, restaurants, and services. The dramatic glass-enclosed Winter Garden, the outdoor waterfront plaza with spectacular views of the Hudson River and the Courtyard make shopping and dining an unforgettable experience.
Barclays Center
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4.5 Miles / 20 Minute Cab / 10 minute subway

Website
The Barclays Center is a brand new 675,000-square-foot arena located in Brooklyn New York. The arena boasts over 18,000 seats for basketball games, 100 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, three clubs and the 40/40 Club and restaurant.

Brooklyn’s own Jay-Z has sold out eight shows that will launch Barclay Center’s inaugural season—already packed with world-class talent such as Barbara Streisand, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, The Who, Bob Dylan, John Legend, Neil Young, Andrea Bocelli, Journey, Rush, Leonard Cohen and Juan Luis Guerra and Juanes, among others.

Barclays Center is located on top of one of the largest transit hubs in New York. Public transit is the fastest, most convenient way to travel there. You can take the 4 or 5 train located just steps away from the hotel at the Bowling Green Station. For more information and specific directions please use the MTA's Trip Planner.

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SoHo
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8 minute taxi ride
Within only a quarter of a square mile, SoHo has an estimated 250 art galleries, four museums, nearly 200 restaurants, and 100 stores.
Tribeca
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5 minute taxi ride
TriBeCa (the Triangle Below Canal) has become a hot destination, most notably for dining and nightlife.
Century 21
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10 minute walk
Also know as New York's best kept secret, this department store has more than 15 departments of designer merchandise with discounts up to 75%.
World Financial Center
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5 blocks
A waterfront complex overlooking Hudson River with public gardens, 45 shops and restaurants.
Midtown Manhattan - Fifth Avenue
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2 miles / 10 minute cab ride
For many visitors, Fifth Avenue from 50th to 59th Street is New York City's must-see shopping destination. Filled with a mix of upscale boutiques, well-known chains, and attractions like Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral, this area is home to the most famous shops and boutiques in the world.
South Street Seaport
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½ mile / 15 minute walk
212-732-8257 / Website
South Street Seaport is a celebration of America's swashbuckling maritime heritage, with the great tall sailing ships and the bustle of a thriving seaport. Today, street performers -- jugglers, violinists, unicyclists -- cavort on cobblestone roadways, while indoor entertainment includes everything from galleries and eateries to the South Street Seaport Museum. This is much more than a seaport: It is a complete shopping experience. Popular national chains are side-by-side with small specialty shops. A schooner still carries visitors across New York Harbor.

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Basketball at Barclays Center
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4.5 Miles/20 Minute Cab/10 minute subway

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The Barclays Center is a brand new 675,000-square-foot arena located in Brooklyn New York and home to the Brooklyn Nets Basket Ball Team. The arena boasts over 18,000 seats for basketball games, 100 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, three clubs and the 40/40 Club and restaurant.

Barclays Center is located on top of one of the largest transit hubs in New York. Public transit is the fastest, most convenient way to travel there. You can take the 4 or 5 train located just steps away from the hotel at the Bowling Green Station. For more information and specific directions please use the MTA's Trip Planner.
Basketball, Boxing & Hockey at Madison Square Garden
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3.5 Miles/20 Minute Cab/15 minute by subway

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Madison Square Garden is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Manhattan and is the longest active major sporting facility in New York City.

Madison Square Garden currently hosts approximately 320 events a year. It is the home to the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League, the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association, and the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association. MSG is also known for its place in the history of boxing. For a schedule of events please visit; http://www.thegarden.com/sporting-events.html

Madison Square Garden is located directly above Penn Station and is easily accessible by taking the 1 train from Rector street to 34th Street/Penn Station. You may also take the N, or R trains from Rector Street to 34th Street/Herald Square and walk one block west to The Garden.
Baseball at Yankee Stadium
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12 Miles/50 minutes by Cab/30 minutes by subway

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Yankee Stadium is the home ballpark for the New York Yankees, one of the city's Major League Baseball franchises. The stadium opened in 2009 as a replacement for the team's previous home, the original Yankee Stadium, which opened in 1923. Much of the stadium incorporates design elements from the previous Yankee Stadium, paying homage to the Yankees' history.

Yankee Stadium features a wide array of amenities including The New York Yankees Museum, multiple concessions stands, NYY Steak House, and Mohegan Sun sports bar to name a few.

The stadium is reachable by taxi or via the number 4 train located steps away from the hotel at The Bowling Green station. You can take this train uptown directly to the 161st Street – Yankee Stadium station stop. For more information and specific directions please use the MTA's Trip Planner.