Deciding on a Manhattan neighborhood to call home is a crucial step in the search for a new apartment.

If Battery Park City – the island’s unique lower strip along the beautiful Hudson River – is the area for you, Manhattan luxury apartment broker Platinum Properties has compiled a list of need-to-know restaurants, parks, and other neighborhood gems for you to check out.


WHERE TO: take your kids.

Teardrop ParkWarren Street & Murray Street

When the weather’s nice, bring your children out to Teardrop Park where they can slide down the giant slide and splash amid the geysers.


Battery Park City Library , 175 North End Avenue

This modern NYPL branch is equipped with a large and comfortable children’s area. The library hosts dozens of kid-friendly events throughout the month.


Boomerang Toys1 North End Avenue

You’ll find everything you need on your son or daughter’s birthday wish list at this packed toy store.


WHERE TO: watch a blockbuster.

Regal Battery Park102 North End Avenue

To watch the latest movies without worrying about tickets selling out or poor seats in the theater, choose Regal Battery Park over Union Square.

Bonus: it has a Shake Shack too!


WHERE TO: eat out.

North End Grill104 North End Avenue

North End Grill is just one of the many successful restaurants of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, the list also including Gramercy Tavern and Union Square Cafe.

We recommend the halibut with pine nuts, green raisins and clams.


El Vez259 Vesey Street

Explore an explosion of flavors at this large and colorfully-decorated Mexican restaurant.


Hudson Eats200 Vesey Street


This upscale food court in Brookfield Place provides you with a plethora of delicious meal options, from the gourmet burgers at Umami to the healthy foods at Dig Inn, and breathtaking views of the Hudson while you eat.


WHERE TO: catch the sun.

Irish Hunger MemorialVesey Street and North End Avenue

Come here for a dose of sobering Irish history and to witness a beautiful work of landscape architecture.


The Esplanade

Travel the length of Battery Park City as you run, walk, sit, tan, and take in the amazing views of the Hudson River.


WHERE TO: enjoy a cocktail.

Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar102 North End Avenue

Located on the 16th floor of the Conrad Hotel, this seasonal rooftop bar has an eclectic drink menu, delicious small bites, and the best scenery around.



To find your ideal home in Battery Park City, browse through our listings and contact Platinum Properties at 212-825-0050.

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