Battery Park City Neighborhood Review

Rachel McCray
Rachel McCray

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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

Local Buzz

Celebrities that live in the Battery Park City neighborhood:

CelebrityNotes
Russell SimmonsEntrepreneur, Producer, Author
Leonardo DiCaprioActor, Producer, Environmental Activist
Tyra BanksTV personality, Producer, Actress, Author, Model
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla FisherActor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Producer & Actress, Author
Chace CrawfordActor


Transportation

Subway1, R
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.

Average Rent Prices

Studio1 Bedroom2 Bedrooms3 Bedrooms
$3,064$3,752$7,178$11,500

Public & Charter Schools

SchoolInfoNotes
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.

Restaurants

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.

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