"Battery Park City and the Authority are not just about the buildings – it’s about the character of the community that has developed over time. Public space has had a new renaissance in New York City, but here in Battery Park City is where it started."


President & CEO
  • 06/13
  • Community
  • Environment


It’s no secret that Battery Park City is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods anywhere, and that has lot to do with the parks, gardens and plantings woven throughout our 92-acre site. This is in addition to the green building guidelines BPCA established both for its residential and commercial building construction.

We’re always looking for ways to enhance and expand upon this green legacy, and sometimes even small improvements can have a big effect on the feel of a place. One recent example is BPCA’s installation of flower baskets to a dozen lightpoles at intersections along South End Avenue, one of Battery Park City’s two main thoroughfares.

These planters include a variety of annuals such as ivy leaf geranium, lotus flower, and sweet potato vine, and help give a small town feel to this stretch of streets in the southern neighborhood.

We thank our incredible horticulture team for this tasteful addition, as well as our local community members — particularly Ms. Ann Schwalbenberg of the Battery Park City Seniors group — for the wonderful suggestion. Thank you for helping keep BPC beautiful!

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