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Old Yesterday, 05:07 PM
 
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Just wondering what those in the know think about Battery Park City. There are lots of condos for sale there.

I would guess flood insurance might be needed - and it's on landfill, so not sure how to feel about that.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/r...-landfill.html
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Old Today, 01:35 AM
 
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Best neighborhood to raise kids in in the five boros
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Old Today, 06:18 AM
 
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I work in Brookfield Place, so I take an interest in BPC. There is an ongoing concern among residents about the land leases. (The buildings are on land leased from the Battery Park City Authority.) Here’s a recent article. I remember reading another article in the New York Times saying the issue had been resolved, but I can’t find that one. Here’s one article to start you off:

https://www.ebroadsheet.com/everybody-going-get-pushed/
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Old Today, 06:52 AM
 
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It's fine but very boring and not a great commute, especially to the east side. The elementary schools are great but most kids will need to travel for middle school and living that far from the subway will add 10-15 minutes each way. It's very cold and windy in the winter. I lived there for 3 years and am much happier being east of West Street.
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Old Today, 08:56 AM
 
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Condos might be for sale, but for the price? Pass. It's not a bad neighborhood, just boring and really not much to it. If you're willing to pay those common charges + property taxes, go ahead. Even the cheapest listing on streeteasy costs more per month than my rent ever has nevermind the money spent on mortgage and whatnot https://streeteasy.com/building/hudson-view-west/5f
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Old Today, 09:29 AM
 
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It's fine but very boring and not a great commute, especially to the east side. The elementary schools are great but most kids will need to travel for middle school and living that far from the subway will add 10-15 minutes each way. It's very cold and windy in the winter. I lived there for 3 years and am much happier being east of West Street.
Used to visit people by Little West Street and my God the wind during the cold months... Practically knocks you down!! Those shuttle buses they have are nice that loop around, but reaching Battery Park City is still a royal pain as there is no subway nearby, and the buses run poorly too. You really need a car there, unless you do most things there in Battery Park City. I think TriBeCa is better in that regard.

I also don't find the food scene to be that great, though you have some options over by the WFC. I found myself constantly going up to TriBeCa every time I left from Battery Park City for dining options. Ironically these people compliment me on the neighborhood I live in (they have friends that have a house in my area), but as nice as Battery Park City is, I could never live there unless I had off-street parking.
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Old Today, 09:57 AM
 
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Used to visit people by Little West Street and my God the wind during the cold months... Practically knocks you down!! Those shuttle buses they have are nice that loop around, but reaching Battery Park City is still a royal pain as there is no subway nearby, and the buses run poorly too. You really need a car there, unless you do most things there in Battery Park City. I think TriBeCa is better in that regard.

I also don't find the food scene to be that great, though you have some options over by the WFC. I found myself constantly going up to TriBeCa every time I left from Battery Park City for dining options. Ironically these people compliment me on the neighborhood I live in (they have friends that have a house in my area), but as nice as Battery Park City is, I could never live there unless I had off-street parking.
You absolutely don't need a car but it is more isolated that most Manhattan neighborhoods. I think it is great for renters who never really wanted to move to NYC but had to relocate for temporary corporate reasons or are foreign and don't want to own real estate here. Its also handy for stay at homes with babies. I wouldn't move back there and I certainly wouldn't buy.
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Old Today, 10:29 AM
 
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Just wondering what those in the know think about Battery Park City. There are lots of condos for sale there.

I would guess flood insurance might be needed - and it's on landfill, so not sure how to feel about that.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/r...-landfill.html


I'd love to live there but I cannot afford it.
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Old Today, 10:40 AM
 
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If I could afford it (meaning also having a car with off-street parking), I would live there too. Sleepy neighborhood, close to the water, and all the buildings are relatively new, having been built at least in the last 30 or so years.
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Old Today, 11:25 AM
 
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You absolutely don't need a car but it is more isolated that most Manhattan neighborhoods. I think it is great for renters who never really wanted to move to NYC but had to relocate for temporary corporate reasons or are foreign and don't want to own real estate here. Its also handy for stay at homes with babies. I wouldn't move back there and I certainly wouldn't buy.
That depends on what you are doing and where you are going. As I said the transportation there is scarce. I shop often at the Whole Foods by Greenwich in Tribeca and used to go to it often on weekends after visiting people there in BPC. You don't need a car per se, but it takes a while to get there by public transportation.
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