Commerce & Culture
Battery Park City long felt removed from the rest of Manhattan, not only physically but also because of its more limited shopping and dining options. Brookfield Place has helped change that, with high-end retail and five restaurants, as have the stores at the World Trade Center, just to the east of Battery Park City. The Conrad Hotel within Battery Park City caters to both visitors and locals, while Tribeca draws residents north with its selection of restaurants, many helmed by some of the city’s leading chefs. Given that it’s a relatively small neighborhood, the number of notable cultural institutions located there is impressive: the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the Skyscraper Museum, and Poets House, a library with a calendar filled with readings and talks open to the public.