“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

Wheatfield, A Confrontation

In 1982, Agnes Denes planted a two-acre field of golden wheat on a segment of the Battery Park City landfill as a powerful paradoxical statement, drawing attention to issues of waste, world hunger, and ecological concerns. This public piece, along with the art show series “Art on the Beach” organized by Creative Time from 1978-1985, were the first of many public art project to be hosted in Battery Park City.

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