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Mr Monkey in New York, February 24

"It used to be very damp here, you know"

Mr Monkey outside the gates of Castle Clinton Mr Monkey with Castle Clinton in the distance

When Castle Clinton was built, it was separated from the mainland by a 300 foot long causeway. Mr Monkey noticed quite quickly that the fort isn't surrounded by water any more, and found out that most of Battery Park was landfill, so Manhattan had steadily expanded to fill the gap between land and fort.

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