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Gems Around Battery Park

Waterfront building in Battery Park at sunset.

This green space is teeming with the vibrant life of the city, historical attractions, and stunning architecture. Best of all, Battery Park is mere minutes away from the luxury apartments in Lower Manhattan. If you’re planning a day trip, then let this article be your guide.

Starting Your Day Right

Whether you prefer coffee or tea, Laughing Man delivers them both from responsibly and environmentally friendly sources. Whether you live in Battery Park itself or are simply looking for a reprieve from the Financial District, this is where locals go for a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere.

Sticking with the grandeur of the city, this coffee house is owned by Hugh Jackman. In line with the spirit of the city, every penny spent on their excellent drinks goes to the Laughing Man Foundation and its efforts to promote education as well as community development around the world. In case you were wondering, their drink selection is phenomenal.

Hit the Town

Whether you’ve lived in the area for years or have recently found yourself with a New York address, the architecture in this city never gets old. Walk or take a cab, the choice is yours, to Italian sculptor Arturo Di Modica’s Charging Bull. This statue stands as a testament to NYC’s resilience even in times of financial crisis.

Installed after the stock market crash of the late 1980’s, the piece immediately became synonymous with Wall Street. While you’re here, make sure to stop at the Skyscraper Museum and catch a glimpse of the gorgeous St. Paul’s Chapel.

Heading back into the heart of Battery Park, you’ll find Brookfield Place. This mega-mall features the finest in luxury and designer brands ranging from Gucci to Bottega Veneta. They also have a newly redesigned food court where you can find delectable black seed bagels or pick up a few organic French specialties at Le District.

Echoes of History

Heading back towards the luscious green trees of Battery Park, you’ll run into two excellent pieces of New York architecture that have solidified their places in history. The first is Castle Clinton, a circa early 1800’s sandstone fort that has remained perfectly intact for over two centuries. This structure has remained in its exact location since before the island was known as Manhattan.

The second is the American Merchants Mariner’s Memorial, which officially became part of the city in 1991. While the statue itself isn’t as old as other sculptures in NYC, it echoes back to World War II. It depicts a German attack on a merchant marine vessel, in which the survivors clung to their sinking ship as the Germans photographed them. Marisol Escobar created the piece from sketches based on that photograph.

A View of the Sunset

With the day slowly coming to a close, there’s no better place to catch a view of the sunset than Battery Gardens. This is an excellent dinner locale, featuring some of the most exceptional ribeye steaks in lower Manhattan while overlooking the New York Harbor and Lady Liberty herself. With the green trees behind you, a glass of red wine in your hand, and nothing but rays of color reflecting off the water in your view, this is the definition of tranquility.

Discover 19 Dutch Apartments

With a little something for everyone and modern style for the stylish New Yorker, this 63-story high-riseoffers a new kind of oasis in the heart of the bustling Financial District.

Standing 770 feet tall, this fully glass-clad marvel comes complete with a slew of features and amenities. An underground walkway provides easy access to numerous public transportation and retail options, while the rooftop terrace offers breathtaking views of the city.

Each of the 483 rental units features lofty ceilings, high-end appliances, and finished oak floors with ceramic tile bathrooms. Every aspect of your home has been thoughtfully crafted to elevate its appearance while providing a cozy reprieve in the midst of the city.

The business center offers meeting rooms for the entrepreneur and CEO, a café lounge provides the boost you need to start the day, and the gaming room is always ready for billiards. Guests can easily be entertained in the commons room, while children can play until their heart is content in the playroom.

Stay in shape with the fitness center, complete with separate spaces for a wide variety of activities ranging from boxing to yoga. Kick your feet up in the indoor lounge, or simply enjoy the view from your floor to ceiling window. Need a change of scenery? Step out onto the 3rd-floor balcony to sit amongst green plants while enjoying that morning espresso.