"from Battery Park to Fulton Street"
Aerial view of Battery Park and Manhattan's Financial District, 2010 - Credit: Gryffindor
This represents “the civilized world” for Colonel Cargill, a very bad marketing manager in civilian life who has become General Peckem’s troubleshooter. In other words, Colonel Cargill believes the civilized world consists of only a handful of square miles at the southern tip of Manhattan Island.
Battery Park is the very southern tip of Manhattan, so called because a fort with an artillery battery was manned there at various times by the Dutch and the British to guard the entrances to New York Harbor. Fulton Street is only 12 or 15 parks north of Battery Park, however; it runs east (or to be more accurate, southeast) from the site of the World Trade Center whose twin towers were destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001.