“From coastal resiliency and sustainable green practices to the preservation of affordable housing, world-class public art, and vibrant, year-round programming in award-winning public spaces, Battery Park City leads the way in many of the measures that makes cities livable."

Raju Mann

President & CEO
  • 03/08
  • BPC People
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Property Service & Maintenance


BPC Parks Happenings is a monthly “snapshot” of the Authority’s work in maintaining Battery Park City’s parks and public spaces. Scroll down to see what’s on tap for March!

Tree & Shrub Pruning: Scheduled across the parks to remove dead/ dying tree branches and promote healthy growing habits along the Esplanade and other park areas. Selective tree and shrub pruning also scheduled to facilitate scaffolding installation in Teardrop Park for scheduled building facade work.

Compost application: Applications of compost (pictured below) to improve soil health and mulch to suppress weeds. Our Parks Operations staff is also applying mulch to the garden beds with material collected and cured from our gardens.

Irrigation repair & updating: Replacing our drip irrigation system in the north wall bed of South Cove; adding irrigation to the northernmost beds of the Eastern Border behind Stuyvesant High School, allowing the watering of beds in a more efficient manner.

Pest Management: Application of dry ice in select locations in keeping with the Authority’s chemical-free approach to pest control.

Plant Management: Cut back of plant material in park gardens in preparation for spring, leaving debris as mulch where possible. (Below, BPCA’s James DePadua uses a battery-powered weed whacker to complete the task.)

Biodiversity Haven: Installation of an American Kestrel nesting box in Rockefeller Park (pictured below), with the goal of inviting kestrels to start a family in Battery Park City.

Park & Street Trash Waste Audit: We urge all those who live, work, and visit Battery Park City to reduce what they bring into our open spaces! But for what you do bring in, please reuse, recycle, or compost if possible. Together, we can build on BPC’s green legacy by meeting our goal of diverting 90% of parks waste from the landfill! Read more about the Authority’s work on waste diversion and audits here.

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