Take a stroll through southern Manhattan’s Battery Park and Castle Clinton.
A famous depiction in its own right, this is of Jenny Lind inside the Castle Garden auditorium:
In our podcast, we mention many of the great monuments and statues of Battery Park. What we failed to mention is one of Battery Park’s most treasured features … Zelda the turkey!
Yes, that’s right, a turkey named Zelda lives in Battery Park and freely roams the lawn. She’s still there as far as I know (I last saw Zelda about four months ago). Hopefully, she’s keeping warm for the winter.
A fixture of future Battery Park — if the Battery Conservancy gets its way — will be a swanky new aquatic-themed carousel, paying tribute to the former aquarium there.