Battery Park Blurbs
Battery Park City is a great area - with greenery, art and kid appeal!
Here are a few blurbs that well describe the various facets of the area:
Streeteasy highlights its nature draw:
"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. Residents embrace the neighborhood’s bucolic environment and can be seen running, biking and boating around its ample park space. "
Untapped Cities' "5 of NYC's Microcities" explains how Battery Park City feels both like it's part of a big city and, at the same time, a bit of an oasis:
"Apart from having its own governing body, Battery Park City also sits on the Greenwich Street Special Zoning District established by the City Planning Commission. The zoning guidelines are mainly concerned with movement and circulation, including public transportation and pedestrian flows, and encourage open space and pedestrian walkways. These design guidelines manifest into a quasi-suburban district where young families can live, work and play in close proximity to public plazas, as well as an esplanade that allows full access to the entire strip of water front."
And my Little Nomads recommends Battery Park City on its 2016 Guide for "New York City with Kids":
"The two residential sections are centered by Brookfield Place (formerly known as the World Trade Center) an office complex with many shops and dining places and a big, tranquil outdoor terrace overlooking a marina of sleek yachts and sailboats.
Rockefeller State Park at the north end of the area, has basketball and handball courts, swings and a Parkhouse with ping pong and billiards tables, a play kitchen and toys, games and play equipment free to borrow from May through October. The waterside walkways continue to Battery Park and beyond."
"For a peaceful afternoon and a look at a different side of New York, head for this newest waterfront neighborhood, begun in the 1960s.
Miles of beautifully landscaped, art-studded paths for strolling or biking with peerless State of Liberty views as well as parks and playgrounds with many activities for children."
What do you like best about Battery Park City?