Top 20 Battery Park City, New York vacation rentals & luxury serviced apartments
Battery Park City was once the key port for the city's container shipping and seaport traffic. In the 1960s, the city reclaimed the land and founded the Battery Park City - by the 1970s, it had become something of a model plan for urban residential living.This serene 92-acre planned community on the southernmost tip of Manhattan is replete with lush greenery (over one third of the neighbourhood consists of park space), scenic views of the Hudson, and lots of space for walking, running and cycling. Unlike the rest of the city, there are no walk-ups or brownstones here - most of the homes in this area are in luxury high-rise buildings, most of which are outfitted with concierges, gyms, and parking garages. It might not be the most soulful or buzzy part of town but there's lots of open space and it makes a great base for business travellers wanting easy access to FiDi in a pristine neigbourhood with plenty of open space.