To the west of West Street, south of where Duane Street would be if it crossed Greenwich Street, is the one-of-a-kind Battery Park City. It was created partly from landfill that was leftover from the construction of the World Trade Center and completed in 1979. But don’t let that scare you: Battery Park City (BPC) is a gorgeous neighborhood where you can find parks, water views, and plenty of full-service apartment buildings.
The name Battery Park isn’t just for show: one-third of BPC is parkland, making it the perfect place for those who are active in sports. One of those parks, the Esplanade, runs the entire length of the neighborhood along the Hudson River. Speaking of the river, many homes in BPC offer jaw-dropping views of the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. In spite of all of this, BPC real estate values are among the most affordable in downtown Manhattan.
No other neighborhood can offer what Battery Park City offers. It’s not for everyone, but if you fall in love with it, then you will not want to live anywhere else.