8. Visit the Irish Hunger Memorial

The Irish Hunger Memorial is located on Vesey Street and North End Avenue in Battery Park City. The memorial is dedicated to the Great Irish Famine, and is a reminder that hunger results as a lack of access to land. The memorial is made up of an abandoned stone cottage, barren potato fields, and flora from the north Connacht wetlands in Ireland. Designed by Brian Tolle in 2002, the memorial contains stones from each of Ireland’s thirty-two counties. If you download the app for the Irish Hunger Memorial, you can actually go on a self-guided tour of the memorial.

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