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East Village – Sergio Ayo, BOND New York Properties

Battery Park City is a 92-acre planned community on the southwestern tip of Manhattan. The area was developed to house the many business professionals who work in the financial district nearby. Using soil, rocks and dredging from nearby construction, Battery Park City emerged from the Hudson River in a land reclamation project. Since then, families have been tumbling in to enjoy the scenic views, fresh air and spaciousness of the neighborhood. Luxury residential, commercial and retail buildings define the carefully laid out neighborhood. Among these destinations are the World Financial Center and North Cove, a large yacht harbor. Battery Park City is a forward-looking neighborhood with numerous LEED green certified buildings and parks along the river where residents can be found jogging, playing mini golf or taking sailing lessons. Once part of the Hudson River, Battery Park City is now a residential oasis for those who can afford the lifestyle.

Sergio’s Suggestions:

01Asphalt Green
Asphalt Green is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages and backgrounds achieve health through a lifetime of sports and fitness.

02North Cove Marina 
The premier waterfront facility in New York City.

03The Esplanade
With its views of the Hudson River and New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the New Jersey shoreline, the Esplanade is a pedestrian paradise.

04 North End Grill
The North End Grill features a bustling scotch bar, a dining counter overlooking the open kitchen, and a vibrant dining room.

05Rector Park
It offers a pleasant place to rest or read, have a quiet lunch