Battery Park City
Sitting on 92 acres, Battery Park City is a planned community at the southwestern tip of Lower Manhattan. Bounded on three sides by the estuary of the Hudson River, and bordering the Financial District, this city within a city is known for its green proclivities, and energized community life. In the mid-1900’s Battery Park City developed to house financial workers from nearby Wall Street, and was built along the Hudson from the soil and rocks excavated in the construction of the World Trade Center. Although the neighborhood suffered in the attacks on September 11th, government support and community activism allowed Battery Park City to recover and grow. With a wealth of residential and retail buildings alongside international attractions, Battery Park City is a friendly business hub that goes an extra step to cater to family-oriented residents.
The population of Battery Park City has nearly doubled since 2000, and is home to over 13,000 residents, most of whom are upper middle class and upper class. Sitting in Battery Park City’s backyard is perhaps the neighborhood’s greenest attraction—a 25-acre public park, where ferries travel to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and commuters get on Water Taxis. Architecturally, it is a wealth of recently erected, sustainable, residential high-rises that define the modern community. To the north are high-rise residential buildings, the Embassy Suite hotel, Stuyvesant High School and the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Just south is the World Financial Center and a complex of several commercial buildings. The PATH train and Holland Tunnel make New Jersey accessible for commuters.
Battery Park City is a beautifully sculpted, clean, residential neighborhood. Superbly maintained, and offering an array of stunning public attractions, Battery Park City is Manhattan’s newest and one of its most modern neighborhoods, comfortably balancing its residential and business identities.