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Battery Park City Neighborhood Review - Manhattan Moving Guide

Rachel McCray

Rachel McCray

Discover what makes Battery Park City so special. Find out great schools, apartments, and restaurants in the area. Get fun facts and everything Battery Park City has to offer.
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Editors Rating (2.5 stars out of 5)
4.8 Overall
Average Rent Prices 2
Public transportation 4
Schools 6
Lifestyle 8
Crime 4

Located at the southernmost tip of Manhattan just below Tribeca, Battery Park City is made up of about one-third parkland (hence the name).

In this Battery Park City neighborhood review, we'll look into public transportation, restaurants, average apartment rent, and home sale prices.

This planned community is filled with buildings that were built specifically for housing, commercial and retail purposes.

Battery Park City is divided into northern and southern sections separated by Brookfield Place (formerly known as the World Financial Center).

Almost all residential apartment buildings are located in the southern section of the neighborhood, along with restaurants, movie theaters, and grocery stores.

Generally, upper-middle-class to upper-class professionals reside in the area, since it is one of the most expensive zip codes in the country. Don't be surprised to spot celebrities at the corner bodega or park!

FUN FACT: The area and park are named for the artillery batteries that were positioned there in the city's early years to protect the settlement behind them

What Celebrities Live in Battery Park City

Celebrities that live in the Battery Park City neighborhood:

Celebrity Residents
Tyra BanksTV personality, Producer, Actress, Author, Model
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla FisherActor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Producer & Actress, Author
Chace CrawfordActor


The closest trains to Battery Park City are going to be in the Financial District or the 1 train in Battery Park at Bowling Green.

The easiest way to get around or from the neighborhood would be to take a bus or even the ferry.

Local Lines
BusX3, X4, X7, X9, X10B, M22
FerryBattery Park City Ferry at the corner of Vesey Street in Hudson River Park. Makes stops in Jersey City.

Renting in Battery Park City

If you're looking to move, here are the average rent prices in the Battery Park City neighborhood:

Median Asking Rent Prices in Battery Park City
Studio1 Bedroom2 Bedrooms3 Bedrooms

Average Rent Price History by Neighborhood

Apartments Available in Battery Park City

Public Schools

Local Schools
P.S. 89Public - PK-5 - 412 studentsThis high performing neighborhood school is in a modern building with plenty of space and strong PTA.
I.S. 289 - Hudson River Middle SchoolPublic - 6-8 - 281 studentsThis small school teaches students how to work together on creative projects. Relaxed atmosphere.
P.S./I.S. 276 - Battery Park City SchoolPublic - K-8 - 850 studentsSpanish starts in 1st grade. Great science programs. Students also take an active role in the schools green programs - gardening, recycling, etc.
Stuyvesant High SchoolPublic - 9-12 - 3,365 studentsConsidered a math and science school but art has a strong presence. Lecture-based and project-based classes teach advanced material. No playing field for sports but many extracurricular opportunities.


Because of its location, the top Battery Park City restaurants take advantage of the spectacular views of the Hudson, The Statue of Liberty and New Jersey.

Be sure to check out Blue Smoke for a tasty BBQ meal with generous portions and all the fixins.

El Vez and Burrito Bar is a classic Mexican joint with a nice ambience. It is vegetarian-friendly with also vegan and gluten-free options.

How Safe is the Battery Park City Neighborhood?

Crime statistics

Crime rate: 7 out of 10
Approximately 26.5001 crimes (felony) per 1000 residents
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