Shielded from the chaos of lower Manhattan, Battery Park City features well-manicured parks and quiet residential streets. The neighborhood’s wide-open spaces offer visitors unobstructed views of nearby Liberty Island.
Those craving green space are drawn to this quiet neighborhood, as parkland makes up over one-third of the district. A mixture of housing, commercial, and retail space, Battery Park City is characterized by large high-rise apartment buildings. Luxury condos flaunt gorgeous river-views, making the area a desirable spot to raise a family away from busier city streets.
Popular sites in the area include Teardrop Park and the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Rockefeller Park, sporting the largest lawn in the area, is a popular place for sports and sunbathing during the warmer months. Take a stroll down the esplanade along the Hudson River or enjoy shopping at Brookfield Place. The nautical themed Pier A is a great place to catch a bite or take a photo after enjoying a walk in the neighborhood’s namesake park.
Battery Park City exudes peace, with pedestrian-friendly streets perfect for a mid-day bike ride or quiet evening stroll. A wealth of parks, supermarkets, restaurants, and movie theatres offer plenty of daytime entertainment. Those looking for nightlife will need to head to nearby Tribeca, as the area takes on a sleepy, almost suburban-like feel at night.