January 26, 2015
Battery Park City Activates Emergency Snow Removal Plan
January 26, 2015In preparation for the anticipated severe winter weather conditions, the BPC Parks Conservancy’s Snow Removal Plan has been activated to help ensure high pedestrian traffic areas are kept clear throughout the duration of the storm. Forty staff will be on site to address these priority areas, which include the Tribeca and Rector Street Bridges, the Battery Park City Ferry terminal, and the East/West crossings at Chambers, Warren, Murray, Albany and West Thames Streets plus the north sidewalk of Pier A Plaza. Battery Park City residents are encouraged to stay indoors when possible to avoid the expected high winds and cold temperatures. We also advise residents to stay out of the parks during the height of the storm as falling tree branches can pose a significant risk. Stay tuned to further updates as the storm progresses....
BATTERY PARK CITY AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF BOP NORTH COVE MARINA TO OPERATE NORTH COVE MARINA
January 22, 2015NEW YORK, January 22, 2015 -- The Board of the Battery Park City Authority today voted to award BOP North Cove Marina LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brookfield Property Partners, a license agreement to operate the North Cove Marina through 2025. BOP North Cove Marina’s proposal, which included a commitment to Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (MWBE), robust sustainability features, expanded community programming available to all income levels, specific capital improvement plans, and viable future financing to support the marina and Battery Park City operations, gave it the highest rating among the specific criteria outlined in the Authority’s public request for proposals, and represents the best deal for taxpayers....
The Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority is a New York State Public benefit corporation created by the New York State Legislature in 1968, whose mission is to plan, create, co-ordinate and maintain a balanced community of commercial, residential, retail, and park space within its designated 92-acre site on Manhattan's lower west side. Parcels of land are leased to developers who build in accordance with the Authority's guidelines, which also incorporate green provisions mandating state of the art environmental specifications to maximize energy efficiency and minimize water usage. With more than five million square feet of environmentally sustainable construction on its 92-acre site, Battery Park City is the largest "green" neighborhood in the world.
Battery Park City is home to 36 acres of parks and gardens and 20 pieces of public art.