Battery Park City
Downtown on the West Side between the Hudson River on the West and South, the West Side Highway on the East, and Chambers Street on the North.
River views and river life are the biggest draws for seekers of Battery Park City apartments and condos. Because the land is technically owned by the Battery Park City Authority, a public entity, residents of these downtown condos do not pay taxes, but rather PILOT — Payments in Lieu of Taxes — which help to maintain the glorious esplanade which is Battery Park City’s crown jewel. The beautiful ribbon runs for 1.2 miles, linking together a string of kid- and pet-friendly parks. Many of Battery Park City’s condos look out onto these wonderful bits of green to the Hudson and beyond. Strolling, rollerblading, biking, or just catching a spectacular sunset or a close-up of the Statue of Liberty are all perks enjoyed in this wonderful downtown neighborhood.
Manhattan’s most modern neighborhood, Battery Park City is a self-contained planned community. It covers 92 acres of scenic river views, lush gardens and sky-high condos. There’s a suburban feeling to the quiet streets and parkways of this sleek development. With a well-tended esplanade running from top to bottom and interior blocks studded with public parks, residents have plenty of areas to enjoy outdoor recreation. Whether you favor sunbathing or sports, there’s something for everyone. Among the area’s many perks is an easy commute. Wall Street is accessible in under 15 minutes, and a cluster of subway lines are within close reach. All of the hustle and bustle of Lower Manhattan may be moments away, but Battery Park City remains serene. This serene 92-acre planned community on the southernmost tip of Manhattan is replete with lush greenery, scenic views of the Hudson, and idyllic spots for quiet reflection. Battery Park City is a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of downtown NYC. Battery Park City is like an island unto itself, with beautiful waterfront views, green spaces and winding paths nestled among towering full-service buildings, shops and restaurants that offer every type of fare. Though often associated with the Financial District, this unique oasis lies beyond that neighborhood’s busy pace and the buzz of the nearby highway. Instead, BPC’s residents enjoy comfortably-sized apartments housed in buildings that often feature doormen, elevators, outdoor space and parking, among other enticing amenities. Each path within BPC leads to something special, whether it be a recreational area, an adjacent building, a place of commerce [including a large mall and a multiplex cinema], or its namesake park where you can enjoy a scenic stroll along the Hudson River.
Battery Park City is one of the newest and sought-after neighborhoods of New York. Originally conceived in the 1960s as an urban revitalization plan, it was not until 1979 that architects and city planners brought to life what became the current vision for the area. BPC began simply as a landfill for the original World Trade Center; however, the area received a great deal of support from the Battery Park Conservancy and Battery Park City Authority after the events of 9/11. At the time, nearly two thirds of its residents vacated, but BPC has since experienced tremendous growth in new developments as well as in residents flocking to the area.
Encompassing only 92 acres of land, Battery Park City sits quietly along the Hudson River just west of the highway (West Street), from Chambers Street down to Battery Park itself. The neighborhood contains a mix of mostly high-rise and some low-rise buildings, many of which were built between the 1980s and 1990s, though some appeared in the past decade or were revitalized during that time. According to records, there are approximately 30 acres of green space along this lovely waterfront, as well as a major public school [Stuyvesant High School], playgrounds, restaurants, shops and entertainment including the Wintergarden Mall and Regal Multiplex cinema. The area is easily accessible from the 1, 2 and 3 trains, and the R subway line. Several pedestrian bridges connect BPC to the Financial District, as do a few bus lines that travel within its boundaries.
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