It’s a corner of New York City where the Hudson River kisses the shore and majestic towers reach to the sky. It’s a place where business professionals make multi-million dollar deals and parents raise their children. It’s a place to dine with friends, shop and take a stroll. It’s a quiet oasis with brilliant sunsets and salty breezes.
Anyone who has ever had the pleasure to visit, live or work in Battery Park City has been given a great opportunity to enjoy one of the City’s most unexpected treasures.
Pearl of the Financial District
Unlike the rest of Manhattan that is rich in history, Battery Park City is a relatively new phenomenon. However, it is hard to remember a time when this unique neighborhood on the southwestern tip of Manhattan didn’t exist at all. The area’s genesis began in 1962 with a vision and a plan to revitalize New York’s Hudson River shipping terminals. In 1966 Governor Rockefeller announced his ideas for Battery Park City, a "comprehensive community," and by 1968 the Battery Park City Authority was created by the New York State Legislature.
The remarkable thing about Battery Park City is that the 92-acre area was created primarily from earth scooped out to build the nearby World Trade Center. Taking the concept of recycling to the max, this landfill formed the foundation for what has become a favorite waterfront enclave that includes thousands of square feet of commercial space, beautiful residences and generous open spaces with breathtaking views.