This upscale planned community is located on the southwestern tip of the island of Manhattan in New York City. A good portion of the community is lush green trees that give the residents a feeling of being in a country like environment. It’s a great respite from the hustle and bustle of the booming Financial District which is right down the street from Battery Park. The area is surrounded by the Hudson River which offers stellar water views for the people who live on the northern side which is mainly made up of luxury high rise apartments, and the southern side which is also apartment complexes, but have a number of restaurants, shopping choices, and even a movie theatre.
The history of Battery Park dates back to the late 19th and early 20th century when it was known as “Little Syria” since the majority of its inhabitants were immigrants from Lebanon, Greece, and even Armenia. During the 1950’s Governor Rockefeller resolved to rebuild the area to make it more prosperous again as it was in a building state of decline at the time. High rise residential buildings started to go up in the early 80’s, and continued into the 90’s to make the area a much desired place to live. It’s estimated that currently about 8000 people reside there in Battery Park City.