North/West Battery Park City Resiliency
o NWBPCR Community Meeting: June 20, 2024 @ Stuyvesant High School (more information to come).

– Read our latest newsletter here

o CDC Recommends Additional Dose of New COVID-19 Vaccines for Older Adults (New York Presbyterian)
o What Does a Heart Attack Feel Like for Women? 7 Subtle Symptoms to Never Ignore (Prevention.com)

BPCA’s Summer 2024 Program & Event Guide details a broad range of free programming – including film, music, art and culture, nature, dance, a community field day, and more – across Battery Park City from May through August. Here are some highlights for seniors:


o SPRING BIRDWATCHING, May 6-June 17, 9-9:45AM @ South Cove

o MORNING MEDITATION, May 6-Octboer 28, 9:45-10:15AM @ 6 River Terrace

o SENIOR GROUP EXERCISE, May 6-Octboer 28, 10:30-11:30AM @ Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza

o CREATIVE WRITING, May 6-June17, 2-3:30PM, BPC Library @ 175 North End Avenue (registration required)


o MAH JONGG & MORE, May 7-October 29, 2:30-4PM @ 200 Rector Place


o ADULT ZUMBA, May 3-October 29, 10:30-11:30AM @ Irish Hunger Memorial Plaza


o BPC BOOK CLUB, May 21, June 18, July 16, 1-2PM @ 200 Rector Place


o FIGURE AL FRESCO, May 1-October 30, 10AM-12PM @ Rector Park East

o ELEMENTS OF NATURE DRAWING, May 1-October 30, 2-4PM, Rector Park East

o SUNSET YOGA, May 1-October 9, 6-7PM @ Rockefeller Park South Lawn


o CRAFT STUDIO, May 2-October 31, 1-3PM @ 200 Rector Place

o PICK-UP PICKLEBALL, May 2-Ocotber 31, 9AM-3PM @ Esplanade Plaza

o MAH JONGG LESSONS, June 6-July 11, 10AM-12PM @ 200 Rector Place


o PICKLEBALL CLINIC, May 2-30, 1-3PM @ Esplanade Plaza


o SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM WALKING TOURS, 4PM. Visit skyscraper.org for starting location.


o TAI CHI, May 3-October 25, 8:30-9:30AM @ Esplanade Plaza


o DRAWING IN THE PARK, May 4-October 26, 10AM-12PM @ South Cove


In an effort to make the route more efficient, the Downtown Connection Bus will no longer be making a U-turn on West Street. Instead, it will turn left directly onto Murray Street.

This will only impact Battery Park City-bound service. As a result, the bus will no longer be stopping at Vesey Street / North End Avenue and North End Avenue / Murray Street, and will now be stopping at Murray Street / North End Avenue.

Read more from the Downtown Alliance.

MTA Bus Stops: Did You Know?

Overnight from 10PM to 5AM, you can ask your NYCT bus operator (driving a local bus only, not express or SBS) to let you off at locations that aren’t bus stops. They’ll find a safe place along the route to stop the bus and let you out.


The MTA announced that Reduced-Fare customers — including Seniors and people with disabilities — can now put their Reduced-Fare benefit on any OMNY-compatible personal payment device (i.e., your smartphone). The MTA is enabling customers to make this switch online at omny.info. Reduced-Fare customers can also benefit from the MTA’s ongoing “Lucky 13” program, where customers ride free after 12 paid OMNY taps in a 7-day week, from Monday to Sunday.

NYPD’s Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) serve as liaisons between the police and the community, but also as key crime-fighters and problem-solvers in the sector. They familiarize themselves with residents and their problems by attending community meetings with neighborhood leaders and clergy, visiting schools, following up on previous incidents, and using creative techniques and adaptive skills.

Battery Park City’s NCOs are:

“Sector B” – BPC below West Thames Street
P.O. Frank Jilling              P.O. Serge Jean
(212) 334-6462: O            (212) 334-6462: O
(929) 213-2783: M            (929) 522-8409: M
Frank.Jilling@nypd.org      Serge.Jean@nypd.org

“Sector C” – BPC above West Thames Street
 P.O. Thomas Nethaway     P.O. Eugene Uske                                                                                                                                                   (212) 334-6462: O              (212) 334-6462: O
 (929) 213-6313: M               (917) 238-2330: M
Thomas.Nethaway@nypd.org    Eugene.Uske@nypd.org


– If someone you do not know asks you to donate for various activities such as sports teams, school activities, or not for profit organizations, DO NOT give them your phone.
– If you have been a victim of this or any other crime, immediately report it to 911 or to your local precinct. NYPD’s First Precinct can be contacted as follows:

16 Ericsson Place
New York, NY, 10013
Precinct: (212) 334-0611
Crime Prevention: (212) 334-0642
PO Miles Holman:

– Be safe and stay alert, Battery Park City!

The New York State Office for the Aging is urging income-eligible Medicare beneficiaries in New York to apply for up to $7,300 annually in financial assistance through an expansion in the Medicare Savings Program (MSP). Call 1-800-701-0501 or visit https://aging.ny.gov/medicare-savings-program for more information. Read more by clicking here.


– The NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) offers services to people living on the streets, in the subway, or in other public places. DHS will send a mobile outreach response team within 1 hour to encourage the person to accept services. Request Homeless Assistance here.

– If you provide your contact information, DHS may contact you for more information.
– If you are homeless and need help, visit:

Homeless Shelters to apply for emergency shelter
Homeless Drop-In Centers to get food, clothing, shower and laundry facilities, and other services
Pathway Home Program to learn about financial assistance to help homeless families move out of shelters and stay with family members or friends.

GREENWICH HOUSE: Older Adult Centers in Manhattan

Center on the Square
20 Washington Square North, New York, NY 10011
Center Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lunch Hours: 12 – 2 p.m.
Tel: 212-777-3555 Ext 106

Westbeth Artists Housing
155 Bank Street, New York, NY 10014
Center Hours:
Sunday – Closed
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Thursday – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday – 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lunch Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., Saturday – 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tel: 212-255-5191

Independence Plaza
310 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013
Center Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lunch Hours: 12 – 1 p.m.
Tel: 212-267-0499

Our Lady of Pompeii
25 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014
Center Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Lunch Hours: 12 – 2 p.m.
Tel: 212-989-3620

PLUS: Explore the new Lifelong Skills & Opportunity Center, which is open to adults 60+ and other communities served by Greenwich House.

Lifelong Skills & Opportunity Center
27 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014
Center Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tel: 917-261-4598

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD: Aging New Yorkers Questionnaire

The New York City Comptroller’s office works to promote the financial health, integrity, and effectiveness of New York City government, in order to strengthen trust and secure a thriving future for all New Yorkers. To help focus on the issues that matter most to aging New Yorkers, Comptroller Brad Lander wants to hear from you directly! Please fill out this brief questionnaire to inform the Comptroller’s priorities.

Complete the Aging New Yorkers Questionnaire by clicking here



Brookfield Place Events. Click for details about public art, activities, programs, and more throughout the Brookfield Place complex.

Battery Park City Adult Chorus

Wednesdays @ 1-2PM 200 Rector Place (Battery Park Authority door in passageway adjacent to children’s playground on West Street, between Rector Place & W. Thames Street).

Do you enjoy singing? Music has documented benefits for brain health and research has also shown that singing has health benefits. Connect with the Battery Park City Adult Chorus, sponsored by Church Street School for Music and Art. Have fun and it’s free too! Join us on Wednesdays from 1-2PM at 200 Rector Place. No audition or special talent, no prior choral experience or music reading skills needed. Open to all adults. Email: info@churchstreetschool.org

In-Person Classes and Tech Help @ Senior Planet NYC

Senior Planet in Chelsea
127 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001

– Minimum age to participate in Senior Planet NYC programming is 60
– Questions may be directed to (646) 590-0615, Monday-Friday 10AM-5PM; or by email: reception@seniorplanet.org

More news from Senior Planet:

New Report Shows Transformational Social Outcomes

During Digital Inclusion Week, OATS released a new report, “Fly Like an Eagle: Measuring Transformational Social Outcomes Among Seniors Using Technology” at a media event at the Senior Planet center in NYC (see photo above). The report details how access to technology devices and innovative training programs can yield transformational social outcomes for older adults and provides a blueprint for cities and communities looking to implement their own digital inclusion programs. Read more here.


The South Battery Park City Resiliency Project (SBPCR) is underway with completion scheduled for Sprin 2025. Questions & feedback about SBPCR can be sent to:

Katie MacDougall
Community Construction Liaison
(917) 624-5409



The combined North/West Battery Park City Resiliency Project (NWBPCR), now in design, will create an integrated coastal flood risk management system from First Place, north along the Battery Park City Esplanade, across to the east side of West Street/Route 9A, and terminate above Chambers Street at a high point on Greenwich Street. Work will proceed through a progressive design-build effort.

Coming up next on NWBPCR:

– Manhattan Community Board 1 Environmental Protection Committee Meeting: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 @ 6PM. (Attend remotely here).

– NWBPCR Community Meeting: Monday, June 10 (evening) at Stuyvesant High School. More details to come.

Questions about the NWBPCR Project may be sent to:

             – E-mail: nwbpcrinfo@bpca.ny.gov
      – Mail: Claudia Filomena, Director of Capital Projects, 200 Liberty Street, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10281


Congressman Dan Goldman (Phone: 202.225.7944)
– Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine (Phone: 212.669.8300)
– NY State Senator Brian Kavanagh (Phone: 212.298.5565)
NY State Assembly Member Charles Fall (Phone: 718.442.9932)
– NYC Council Member Chris Marte (Phone: 212.587.3159)

This site is dedicated to Ruth Ohman 1930 – 2016, whose leadership helped advance programming and services for seniors in the Battery Park City Community.

BPC Programs & Events​

Click here for a list of upcoming events in Battery Park City



Battery Park City Authority
Office: 212-417-2000
Email: info.bpc@bpca.ny.gov

Allied Universal BPC Security Services
BPC Ambassador Services: 212-945- 7233 (SAFE)

New York State Office for the Aging

NYC Department for the Aging

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Senior Resource Guide
Available here, courtesy of Assembly Member Deborah Glick.

NYC 311

NYPD 1st Precinct

Manhattan Community Board 1