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ZippyTheChimp
July 5th, 2004, 10:42 PM
Wagner Park and the still not renovated Pier A
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It’s called “Eyes”
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Copper deposit
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Plaza at Battery Pl. Concerts here sometimes.
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For security reasons, the cul de sac First Pl was never opened. After completion of the museum wing, the street was demapped, and the Olin Partnership designed a pedestrian connection to the esplanade.
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South Cove
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Lower Manhattan over the re-clad Battery Garage. The last two undeveloped lots in the south neighborhood.
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Law enforcement is sometimes pastoral.
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A hole gets filled.
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Cinemas and restaurants. This space should become more defined when Goldman Sachs is built.
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Rockefeller Park
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Real World by Tom Otterness
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More photos here. (http://www.pbase.com/zippythechimp/gallery/battery_park_city)

sirhcman
July 5th, 2004, 11:01 PM
Great photos...When I made my trip to NYC in May we stayed at the Ritz in Battery Park for 3 days...It was great to just walk up and down the esplanade..Its truely a beautiful place and my favorite part of the city! (that I have visited so far :) )

Gulcrapek
July 5th, 2004, 11:04 PM
Nice as always. I've never seen that series of terraces etc. Must be in the wrong place every time.

"Eyes" looks more like "Breasts in January" to me...

billyblancoNYC
July 6th, 2004, 01:11 AM
The reclad garage is coming along. This is to be used for cultural space now, right? Is it all for this new use, or a mix, with parking (probably the latter)?

ZippyTheChimp
July 6th, 2004, 05:20 AM
As far as I know, the garage will remain a parking facility. There is a plan to reconfigure traffic and maybe deck over part of the tunnel entrance for park space, but I've heard nothing since the LMDC planning study 2 years ago.

I wonder what treatment the original, and better designed, original garage building will get?

MidnightRambler
July 6th, 2004, 06:50 AM
Battery Park really is one of the coolest parts of the city, probably one of the most successful renewal projects in the country.

And that South Cove place is awesome after dark. When I was there last week, a friend and I went down there around midnight to smoke, and the blue lights were beyond trippy.

BigMac
July 6th, 2004, 07:14 AM
Nice photos; I hadn't seen "Real World" before.

Pottebaum
July 6th, 2004, 07:01 PM
I love Battery Park City! How much does it cost to live there, though, and hows it doing post 9/11?

Great pics!!!

sirhcman
July 6th, 2004, 07:05 PM
I love Battery Park City! How much does it cost to live there, though, and hows it doing post 9/11?

Great pics!!!

I bet its expensive

billyblancoNYC
July 7th, 2004, 02:02 AM
I love Battery Park City! How much does it cost to live there, though, and hows it doing post 9/11?

Great pics!!!

Not really sure. It is not cheap, but it's not the most expensice place in Manhattan either.

The area boomed after 9-11 as the rents/prices dropped a bit, a load of gov't incentives were given to people that move/stay there (and lower manhattan) and b/c lower manhattan in general is becoming more of a typcial 24/7 "real" NYC neighborhood (and not just offices).

BPC is really an amazing place. I used to love working around there.

krulltime
July 7th, 2004, 11:30 AM
BPC is nice and I love the parks but it lacks more connection to the rest of downtown. The residential areas that are close to midtown have a better connection around it. It feels like there is no difference of offices and apartment buildings once you start to look very closely in and around midtown.

Hopefully the new world trade center development will bring it all together somehow. The old world trade center wasn't very street friendly IMO.

billyblancoNYC
July 7th, 2004, 01:33 PM
BPC is nice and I love the parks but it lacks more connection to the rest of downtown. The residential areas that are close to midtown have a better connection around it. It feels like there is no difference of offices and apartment buildings once you start to look very closely in and around midtown.

Hopefully the new world trade center development will bring it all together somehow. The old world trade center wasn't very street friendly IMO.

That's why, yes it's a lot of money and yes there is a lot to work on down there, but I think the tunnel/esplanade is a good idea. Not just by the WTC, but from the WTC to the Battery. This won't happen, but it's a good idea. Look at Boston and it's "Big Dig."

asg
February 11th, 2007, 09:41 PM
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asg
February 11th, 2007, 09:48 PM
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Merry
February 12th, 2007, 08:07 AM
Excellent photos, Asg. Some interesting ice formations there, like giant water lily pads, but white and no flowers.

asg
May 26th, 2007, 12:19 PM
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Merry
September 17th, 2009, 06:43 AM
Big Town, Big Picture: Battery Park City

September 16th 2009

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/09/16/alg_battery_park_city.jpg
Battery Park City, September 1982.

As originally envisioned by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller in 1966, billion-dollar Battery Park City would be a major “coordinated community” unto itself, four office towers, 21,000 apartments, shops and parks and plazas, all sitting atop 90 acres of Hudson River landfill between the Battery and Chambers St., boldly revitalizing downtown along with the World Trade Center, producing tens of thousands of new jobs and hundreds of millions in new revenues. “The largest and most complex single urban development ever undertaken in this country!” Rockefeller trumpeted. “Creative and constructive partnership between business and government!” There were noisy protests from the beginning – from union longshoremen, delusionally imagining that the dying waterfront was still commercially viable and arguing that the river belonged exclusively to themselves; from the Urban League, crabbing that here was only more luxury housing for rich people, etc. – and, what with fiscal downturns and a faltering real-estate market and onerous master-plan restrictions that regularly scared off developers anyway, a dozen years later there was still nothing of even a much-scaled-back Battery Park City except the desolate mile-long strip of landfill and a couple of half-hearted foundations. “Who’s going to believe in New York’s rebirth so long as we have that hunk of deserted beach down there?” mourned one City Hall economic czar. Finally it took the visionary maverick builder Sam LeFrak to step in and begin to make a go of the ill-starred project. His first rental units opened to applicants in March 1981: $619 a month for studios, $1,355 for 3BRs.

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/09/16/2009-09-16_big_town_big_picture_battery_park_city.html

garay
March 19th, 2010, 04:13 PM
Just moved to BPC. I was amazed by the beauty that the place offers, but hey....lots of dog poo/pee on the street...yikes.:eek:

there should be hefty fines for dog lovers who let their best friends terrorize the place with poo and pee. :mad:

lofter1
March 19th, 2010, 07:40 PM
Dog owners -- sheeesh.

They let their pets go places that they'd be outraged if they saw a person doing the same.

CURB the animals, please. No need for them to drop their stuff on plants.

Merry
June 3rd, 2012, 03:06 AM
Nice.

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Derek2k3
June 3rd, 2012, 02:14 PM
And sterile. Ridiculous more retail wasn't mandated along BPC's streets.
And then we appoint the lady who was involved in much of the design and planning of this as city planning commissioner. SMH

ZippyTheChimp
June 3rd, 2012, 02:52 PM
It's not a commercial street, gets little pass-through traffic. So what sort of retailer do you think it would attract? What you get on a street like this are neighborhood services, like dry cleaners or pharmacies.

Anyway, circumstances unfolded that precluded most standard retail. There's a food store in the building at Chambers St, but the rest is a school.

The building across the street is assisted-living housing, with a restaurant and other facilities that service the residents.

The two new Liberty buildings house Asphalt Green. One building has a 1/2 Olympic sized pool, which looks great.

The Riverhouse building has the public library.

One of the few opportunities for retail on the street, and we get a freaking Duane Reade.