River views and river life are the biggest draws for seekers of Battery Park City apartments and condos. Because the land is technically owned by the Battery Park City Authority, a public entity, residents of these downtown condos do not pay taxes, but rather PILOT — Payments in Lieu of Taxes — which help to maintain the glorious esplanade which is Battery Park City’s crown jewel. The beautiful ribbon runs for 1.2 miles, linking together a string of kid- and pet-friendly parks. Many of Battery Park City’s condos look out onto these wonderful bits of green to the Hudson and beyond. Strolling, rollerblading, biking, or just catching a spectacular sunset or a close-up of the Statue of Liberty are all perks enjoyed in this wonderful downtown neighborhood.
Built on the southwest tip of Manhattan, Battery Park City is both quiet and convenient. The luxury apartment living feels similar to suburban life, but is conveniently located near Wall Street for work and lively Tribeca for play. Riverhouse, Visionaire and Millennium Tower Residences are newer condominiums, providing twice-filtered air and filtered water — meeting an environmental standard for green living first set by the Solaire, a Battery Park City rental building that is the nation’s first environmentally-conscious high rise. Hudson Eats offers a high-end food court in the World Financial Center with establishments such as Blue Ribbon Sushi, Umami Burger and Sprinkles Cupcakes. Additionally, the eagerly anticipated Le District, described as “a French Eataly,” will open in late 2014, while Brookfield Place will open high-end retail options in the spring of 2015. Furthermore, an 11-screen movie theater screens both popular favorites and hosts part of the world-famous Tribeca Film Festival.
Battery Park Pier A
The 126 year old landmarked Pier A by the Statue of Liberty is still slated to finally be completed, though Hurricane Sandy has set back the date. A wonderful new Oyster Bar and Catering Hall will be a welcome addition to the very tip of Manhattan.
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