Beautiful Open Spaces and Seaside Views
People are drawn to Battery Park City because of the allure of a beautiful waterfront community just a few minutes walk from The World Financial Center and Wall Street. It also helps that many of the apartments have some of the best views in the world.
Battery Park City is a 92 acre site at the tip of lower Manhattan along the Hudson River. Bounded by Battery Park to the south and Chamber Street to the north directly adjacent to the Financial District, it has been hailed as a triumph of urban design - a bonafide neighborhood accommodating enough to include both the commercial strength of the World Financial Center as well as beautifully planned urban villages of luxury condominium and rental apartment buildings.
A third of Battery Park City's area consists of parks and open space, including a beautiful 1.2 mile public Esplanade featuring views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and New Jersey.
The architecturally diverse residential buildings are separated by wide streets and sidewalks edged with cobblestone reminiscent of Riverside Drive along the Upper West Side. Until recently, a majority of the residents of Battery Park City worked in the nearby Financial District where they could simply walk to work. More recently, Battery Park City has become home to many people working in other parts of New York, or across the river in New Jersey.
They are moving here for the quality of life the neighborhood provides. Battery Park City is a perfect location for those who love the excitement that New York City offers, but crave the serenity of a residential neighborhood. It has been lovingly referred to as New York's closest suburb.
Battery Park City, with. its reputation for safety, has also become one of New York's great family neighborhoods. Shopping is plentiful, and the school system is flourishing with a K-8th grade complex and Stuyvesant High School.