Welcome to Battery Park
Battery Park is the only neighborhood in New York bordered on three sides by water, affording a high degree of privacy, quiet, and sweeping, unobstructed views of the most iconic waterway in the world.
Settled by the Dutch in the early 17th century, Battery Park is one of the oldest neighborhoods in America and is peppered with historic buildings. The area was expanded through land reclamation in the late 20th century, which gave rise to the modern developments it’s known for today.
Battery Park is largely a planned community, which offers many high-end housing opportunities centered around convenience. While most Manhattan residents have to shoehorn their modern lifestyle into buildings erected decades ago, the residential towers of Battery Park were recently constructed with contemporary needs in mind.
What to Love
- The extraordinary architecture of the World Trade Center’s Oculus shopping center
- Breathtaking views from the acres of waterfront parks
- The ease, convenience, and cleanliness of living in a planned community
People and Lifestyle
Even the most exclusive neighborhoods in Manhattan can’t completely shield themselves from the grit and commotion the city is famous for. Battery Park, with its streets and parks as quiet and clean as a suburban community, is the one true exception.
With the Financial District as its next-door neighbor, the area attracts economic professionals who desire the rare privilege of walking to work. Battery Park attracts those who value peace and privacy usually only found outside of a major city.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Battery Park’s restaurant and shopping scene is characterized by recognizable, popular brands.
One of the most special local culinary experiences is celebrity chef Danny Meyer’s Blue Smoke, a barbecue joint featuring classic short ribs. For more casual and simple experiences ideal for young families, nearby PJ Clarke’s and Shake Shack is consistently enjoyable and easy.
The area is also populated with staple clothing brands such as Theory and more luxurious brands like Zenga. Find everything you could need within the community of Battery Park.
Things to Do
Despite its relatively contained size, Battery Park features an eclectic assortment of experiences to indulge in.
One of the most classic New York activities to take is the Liberty Cruise to see the impressive and historic Statue of Liberty. Back on the mainland, Brookfield Place near the World Trade Center houses a range of high-quality boutiques within its airy glass atrium, while the nearby Museum of Jewish Heritage is a powerful testament to the history of the Jewish people. For fresh air and sun, head outside to the enormous meadows and impressive river views of Rockefeller Park.
Battery Park is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: