For those looking to immerse themselves in the magic of the city without getting lost in the hustle and bustle of Downtown, Battery Park City is the place to visit. While this neighborhood has a uniquely laid back vibe for Lower Manhattan, it’s not lacking in the energy and character the city’s known for. With much to offer both tourists and locals, let this list be your guide to The Best places to Eat, Shop, Drink, and Play in Battery Park.
Battery Park takes on an almost-suburban feel on the weekends. You can dine at waterfront restaurants (Pier A), grab light seasonal lunch at Hole in the Wall, or let your inner francophile out to play at the nearby expansive food hall, Le District.
- Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Pl., 212.759.5554, www.nerainyc.com.com
- Hole in the Wall, 15 Cliff St., 212.602.9991, www.holeinthewallnyc.com
- Le District, 225 Liberty St., 212.981.8588, www.ledistrict.com
The neighborhood may feel removed from the energetic pulse of the city with its fewer shop options, but this quiet haven offers luxurious shopping centers (Brookfield Place, Westfield) as well as a few sophisticated boutiques (Vintry Fine Wines).
- Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey St., 212.978.1673, www.bfplny.com
- Westfield World Trade Center, 185 Greenwich St., 212.284.9982, www.westfield.com
- Vintry Fine Wines, 230 Murray St., 212.240.9553, www.vintryfinewines.com
More than one-third of this largely residential 92-acre neighborhood is parkland, which offers an unbeatable ambiance for a calm, yet entertaining night. Check out these hot spots for innovative cocktails, beer and bar bites.
- Blacktail, 22 Battery Pl., 212.785.0153, www.blacktailnyc.com
- Clinton Hall, 90 Washington St., 212.363.6000 www.clintonhallny.com
- Black Hound Bar, 301 South End Ave., 212 945.0562, www.blackhoundbar.com
Battery Park City has several different paths you discover the abundance of nature. Explore the city’s history through museums, outdoor attractions and the 9/11 memorial.