West Thames Park
Lawn Fully Open
In Time for Holiday
May 23, 2013The lawn is back and better than ever! After giving the new lawn months to establish itself, the Horticulture Department of Battery Park City Authority’s Parks Conservancy gave the green light this morning to remove the last of the protective fencing around the West Thames Park lawn and open it for community fun....
Rector St. Bridge Improvement
Project Off to a Constructive Start
May 21, 2013People using the Rector Street Bridge this morning likely noticed a slight change in their walking pattern. The improvement project to apply a new anti-slip surface began after yesterday’s evening rush hour. The span’s walking surface and ramp on the BPC side were washed and the initial anti-slip application was done. Morning pedestrians detoured from the ramp near Albany Street to the new staircase and the width of the walking span was reduced for the drying of the application made to the northern half of the walkway....
Battery Park City Authority
Board to Meet Thursday, May 23
May 20, 2013The Members of the Board of the Battery Park City Authority will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, at BPCA’s headquarters: 200 Liberty Street, 24th floor. The Board’s Governance Committee will meet at 9:30. Both meetings are open for observation by the public and news media....
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.