Neighborhood Guides

Battery Park City

Tucked in between the Financial District and the harbor, Battery Park City is bustling with business professionals during the day, but it turns quiet and peaceful at night. Its waterfront Esplanade offers breathtaking views and acres of green space.

At a Glance

Despite its proximity to Downtown Manhattan, Battery Park City feels removed from the hustle and bustle. Residents embrace the neighborhood’s bucolic environment and can be seen running, biking and boating around its ample park space. Although it gets busy at lunchtime and happy hour, the streets are quiet at night and are some of the safest in the city. The neighborhood takes on an almost suburban feel on the weekends when families come out in droves to ride bikes, picnic and cheer on Little League games.


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The Mood

Secluded and well-manicured, Battery Park City feels like upscale enclave for families and professionals.

Heart of the Neighborhood

The Battery Park Esplanade offers 36 acres of public park space linked by a pedestrian greenway.

Neighborhood Quirk

All 92 acres of Battery Park City are built on landfill. Prior to 1980, the area was a marshland.

Best Perk

Battery Park City offers some of the city's best sunset views.

Biggest Downside

Culture and nightlife are lacking. The neighborhood shutters after sunset.

By the Numbers

The housing stock in Battery Park City is primarily comprised of condos in new developments. These buildings offer plenty of perks and amenities, but they come at a price. Sales and rentals here tend to be expensive.

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*Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 ACS

Food & Drink

Hudson Eats, the stylish new food hall in Brookfield Place, has brought an expanding list of delicious restaurants to Battery Park City’s growing eatery options.

North End Grill

American (New)

A magnet for "suits," Danny Meyer's smart, upscale American classic rarely disappoints.

Mighty Quinn's Barbeque


Waits can be tough, but the true-blue Texas/Carolina barbeque mix more than makes up for them.

El Vez


A huge space with a very popular happy hour, this upscale Mexican restaurant has an extensive margarita menu.

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