Battery Park City Neighborhood Review
Located at the southernmost tip of Manhattan just below Tribeca, Battery Park City is made up of about one-third parkland (hence the name).
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
Celebrities that live in the Battery Park City neighborhood:
|Russell Simmons||Entrepreneur, Producer, Author|
|Leonardo DiCaprio||Actor, Producer, Environmental Activist|
|Tyra Banks||TV personality, Producer, Actress, Author, Model|
|Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher||Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Producer & Actress, Author|
|Bus||X3, X4, X7, X9, X10B, M22|
|Ferry||Battery Park City Ferry at the corner of Vesey Street in Hudson River Park. Makes stops in Jersey City.|
|Studio||1 Bedroom||2 Bedrooms||3 Bedrooms|
|P.S. 89||Public - PK-5 - 412 students||This high performing neighborhood school is in a modern building with plenty of space and strong PTA.|
|I.S. 289 - Hudson River Middle School||Public - 6-8 - 281 students||This small school teaches students how to work together on creative projects. Relaxed atmosphere.|
|P.S./I.S. 276 - Battery Park City School||Public - K-8 - 850 students||Spanish starts in 1st grade. Great science programs. Students also take an active role in the schools green programs - gardening, recycling, etc.|
|Stuyvesant High School||Public - 9-12 - 3,365 students||Considered 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.
Located alongside the Hudson River, some Battery Park restaurants like Merchant's River House have stunning views of New Jersey.
The fun, casual restaurant is a perfect spot to share an appetizer while watching the sunset on the water.
If you're trying to impress friends or family visiting from out of town, head over for some comfort food at Gigino at Wagner Park and take in the views of Lady Liberty from the outdoor patio.