Battery Park City
Situated between the Hudson River on the West and South, the West Side Highway on the East, and Chambers Street on the North, the neighborhood is one of Manhattan’s most unique.
The land upon which the neighborhood stands was created by land reclamation on the Hudson River using over 3 million cubic yards of soil and rock excavated during the construction of the World Trade Center in the 1970’s and certain other construction projects.
River views and outdoor life are the big draws for home owners and renters of Battery Park City. Since the land is owned by the Battery Park City Authority, a public entity, residents of these downtown condos don’t pay taxes, they pay PILOT — Payments in Lieu of Taxes. The neighborhood has its own Conservancy which maintains all parks in the Battery Park City area including the glorious boardwalk which is Battery Park City’s crown jewel which runs for 1.2 miles, linking together a string of kid- and pet-friendly parks.
Many condos look out on these wonderful bits of green to the Hudson, the Statue of Liberty and beyond. Strolling, rollerblading, biking…they’re all perks that come with this wonderful downtown real estate.Amongst the favorite restaurants in the neighborhood are: North End Grill, PJ Clarkes and Blue Smoke. Battery Park City is also known for its great public schools – including the innovative P.S./I.S. 89, the first public/middle school ever built in the base of a residential tower, and the world renowned Stuyvesant High School.