A Limited Edition carre, The Battery New-York scarf is in its third issue, this time in various colorways. First issued in 2017, portion of all proceeds were donated to The Battery Conservancy in New York City. Both, 1st and 2nd Editions were in this beautiful blue colorway and both sold out quickly. It appears this might also be the case with this year’s colorful edition.
It is November 2019, the sun is low in the sky and I am heading south on West Street towards my destination, The Battery, formerly known as Battery Park. Admittedly, this will be my very first visit to this iconic park at the southern tip of Manhattan.
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With the Statue Liberty in the distance, and the financial district behind me, I enjoy the last hours of the day . The Hudson is to my right and just over my shoulder to the left is the famous Brooklyn Bridge and time to head back…
It is no surprise to me that Gattoni’s fun rendition of this park has become such a hit. In its third release now, it has sold out twice before. This third issue sports different colors than the two earlier issues, but this particular carre is from the second issue in its original blue colorway.
The story behind
Located at the far end of Manhattan, The Battery is the park that runs alongside the Hudson. Opposite two iconic landmarks: Ellis Island, where immigrants were processed at the beginning of the last century, and the Statue of Liberty. Steps from Wall Street, it remains a place for remembrance. Ugo Gattoni presents it in his own way, adding his personal vision of the city. He outlines its contours, its skyscrapers, the vegetation and the long esplanade at the water’s edge, and supplements it with a few surprising details: a foot sculpture atop a tower, a monumental hand emerging from the Hudson, and a host of little characters busying themselves here and there.
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Oh what fun indeed!