Located at the southwestern tip of Lower Manhattan, Battery Park City is a newbie on the neighborhood scene. Flanked by the Financial District from West Street to the east, the neighborhood is bound by the Hudson River on three sides.
What began as a housing project for the Wall Street guys, it suffered in the wake of the September 11 attacks. After its downhill ride, it is up and growing once again. Covered with 92 acres of the most scenic spaces in all of New York, the area is home to several parks, the Hudson River Park, Battery Park Promenade, Castle Garden, and views of the Statue of Liberty.
Another trend in the area is LEED-certified housing, which is an emerging trend. Stores, restaurants, green space, and a short walk to the Financial Center, makes it ideal for the number crunchers retreat. The easily accessible Battery Park City Ferry Terminal water taxis and boats, meander the waters and take people to the city and back.
Also in the neighborhood is the Stuyvesant High School, which is one of the three specialized high schools of the city, Winter Garden that plays host to the annual Tribeca Film Festival screenings, restaurants by Shake Shack fame Danny Meyer, and of course the green oasis so close to the heart of the city and yet so tranquil.