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Battery Park City Neighborhood Guide

This slice of land is located between the Hudson River on the East and West Street (aka West Side Highway) on the West, with Chambers Street to the North and Little West Street to the South.

This urban experiment is a planned neighborhood developed in the early 1980s in an area that had once been filled with busy piers. One third of this neighborhood is designated park land and the waterfront promenade is perfect for both neighborhood families and visitors who want to feel a bit set apart from the rest of Manhattan. The waterfront Riverhouse Apartments are home to several celebrities, and the overall vibe is athletic casual. This community leads the way in the “green” movement.

Stay in Battery Park City if:

  • You prefer a quiet area and are not looking for major nightlife.
  • You want easy access to parks and water views

Battery Park City Attractions

  • The Esplanade – from Battery Park to Tribeca – Run, walk, stroll, bike ride, jog, lounge. Breathtaking views of New Jersey’s “Gold Coast.”
  • The Battery (aka Battery Park)
    • Castle Clinton – an old fort
    • SeaGlass Carousel
    • Pier A – Oldest surviving pier in NYC, Harbor House restaurant with large pub
    • Ferries to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
    • New Amsterdam Plein and Pavilion – 5000 sq. ft. “outdoor living room.”
    • Memorials and Monuments
  • Skyscraper Museum – mini-Manhattan models, history of NYC’s skyline.
  • World Trade Center Memorial Foundation
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage
  • Battery Place Market Corp – Gourmet grocery store.
  • Rockefeller Park – Huge lawn, large playground, gardens, lily pond, ping pong and pool tables.
  • Merchants River House – Eat dinner, then watch the sunset.
  • Brookfield Place – originally World Financial Center is a shopping center and office building complex. Opulent, high-end.

Places to Stay

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