Neigborhoods

Battery Park

Downtown West Side bordered by the Hudson River on the West and South, the West Side Highway on the East, and Chambers Street on the North.
Situated on the Southwest tip of Manhattan, Battery Park City was developed in the 1980s along a lush esplanade spanning 1.2 miles of child- and pet-friendly parks. Stunning river views are plentiful from the condos and co-ops in Battery Park City. Most of its residential neighborhoods are in the southern part if the area, with easy access to Wall Street and Tribeca. Within Battery Park City, you'll find an 11-screen movie theater that hosts part of the Tribeca Film Festival and the Liberty Park greenmarket offering fresh local produce in summer and fall. Of special distinction is the Solaire, the nation's first environmentally conscious (or "green") high rise which irrigates its roof garden with rainwater. Overall, in addition to being the home of the World Financial Center and Winter Garden, most of the area is residential, with approximately one third of the neighborhood devoted to parks such as the Hudson River Park, Battery Park and, of course, the waterfront esplanade.