Nestled along the western edge of the Financial District, Battery Park City is one of New York city’s newer neighborhoods – and one of its most desirable for business relocations, too! Built as a planned community primarily in the 1980s on top of landfill from the excavation of the World Trade Center, Battery Park City is a thriving, mixed-use community that boasts everything from modern office space to scenic views of New York Harbor and the Hudson River.
Although many companies of all sectors and sizes naturally look towards the Financial District or Midtown Manhattan, Battery Park City’s profile has risen quickly in recent years thanks in part to its prime location adjacent to the Financial District and the successful renovation of Brookfield Place. Increasingly, many media and tech companies have joined the traditional financial firms that have long dominated the neighborhood. Here’s a quick look at why your business should relocate here.
Convenient Transportation Options
The neighborhood sits very close to Lower Manhattan transportation nexus, offering convenient access to the rest of the city and the metropolitan area. Fulton Center, just a few blocks away, offers direct access to 11 New York City subway lines while the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub offers PATH trains across the Hudson River to New Jersey. The community also holds the Battery Park City Ferry Terminal with ferries to various locations in New Jersey and also lies just a few minutes by subway to Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station and the Port Authority Bus Terminal uptown. It’s also fairly close to the region’s three international airports, especially Newark-Liberty International Airport.
Modern Office Space
The district is home to Brookfield Place, formerly known as the World Financial Center. Brookfield Place hosts some 8.5 million square feet of modern office space with striking views and flexible floorplans. For finance, media, tech and creative services companies alike, this prime office space stands among the best in the entire city and has attracted an increasingly diverse array of tenants in recent years.
Excellent Amenities Nearby
In addition to its cutting-edge office space and wealth of transit options nearby, the neighborhood also enjoys some of the best amenities in the city. Leafy Battery Park and the neighborhood’s riverside promenade offer the perfect places to relax while the popular new Hudson Eats food hall and an array of restaurants offer plenty of lunch options too. In addition, the neighborhood is also very convenient to the multitude of shops, restaurants and subway stations in the abutting Financial District.