Convenient and Connected: Battery Park City

With numerous subway lines nearby, the Downtown Connection Bus, and Citi Bike's recent valet service in the area, Battery Park City is exceptionally accessible.

The Fulton Center is not only a "modern hub of retail, culinary and media experiences" - it also allows access to 9 subway lines.

Downtown Connection Route Map

(Downtown Connection Route Map - via The Downtown Alliance's site)

The Downtown Connection (offered by the Downtown Alliance) is a free bus - with wifi! - connecting South Street Seaport to Battery Park City with 37 destination stops from river to river.

Citi Bike's bike-sharing program allows cyclists the convenience and freedom to grab a bike to ride at many locations, and the docking station at West and Chambers Sts. offers valet parking.

Why valet parking?

The Downtown Express explains:

"Certain bustling docking destinations can, on occasion, fill up, forcing riders to either wait for a space to open, or to find some other Citi Bike dock where they can deposit their rental, essentially defeating the purpose of the otherwise sensible travel option.

Stationing valets at well-trafficked stations, however, makes finding a spot a non-issue. Employees paid by the Citi Bike program instead simply take the rides from cyclists and hold them until docking space is available.

The valets will also allow extra bikes to be on hand, covering commuters in the event the station runs dry."