The North Cove is a small port along the Hudson River in Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan. The New York lettering is from a tribute to Frank O'Hara and Walt Whitman. "City of the world, for all races are here," begins the quotation by Walt Whitman. And the excerpt of Frank O'Hara's "Meditations in an Emergency" goes:
"One need never leave the confines of New York to get all the greenery one wishes -- I can't even enjoy a blade of grass unless I know there's a subway handy, or a record store or some other sign that people do not totally _regret_ life."
Located just west of the former World Financial Center (now Brookfield Place), the area sports numerous events like a free concerts during the summer and an ice skating rink in the winter. Last not least the North Cove Marina is one of the few ritzy places to show off your yacht in Manhattan - and the home port of the Manhattan Sailing School.