Battery Park City is a planned neighborhood on the southern tip of Manhattan and to the west of the Financial District. Built over filled-in land, the area is known as a suburban oasis because of its expansive greenery, kid-friendly parks, and quieter vibe. The promenade, running 1.2 miles along Manhattan's West side, makes it easy to stay fit in this downtown neighborhood. Battery Park City consists mostly of high-rise luxury apartments, which offer scenic river and city views making this area a desirable spot to residents who look for a suburbia life style within the city walls.
Between the West Village and Hell's Kitchen, Chelsea is where downtown style and uptown affluence meet. Chelsea's warehouses have transformed to host hundreds of cutting-edge, world-renowned art galleries. The Chelsea Piers promenade and sports center is the place to keep fit. To the east, Chelsea is where you find some of the most sought-after high rises, lofts, and townhouses in New York City. While sartorial, architectural, and culinary fashion is the order of the day in Chelsea, the night life scene is what makes this area hip and cool. Some of the main attractions include Highline Park, Chelsea Piers, art galleries, restaurants and shopping.
Located North of Houston and south of 14th Street, the East Village has long been a destination for American Bohemia. Recently, it has acquired a hefty downtown price tag but still retains its eclectic and creative roots. Every New York subculture--from yuppie to punk and hipster to hip hop--is celebrated in this inexhaustible grid of drinking, dining, and shops. At the same time, local holdouts preserve the unique individuality of the East Village. The easternmost section is the Alphabet City (Ave A-D) where you still can find the in some of the old East Village flavor.
The Financial District is an area at the southern tip of Manhattan. In recent years, the Financial District, also known as FiDi, has shed its reputation as merely a destination for daytime traders and office workers. The influx of new luxury condominium attracted many residents and investors to the area. FiDi is known for its shopping experience where you can find great deals at Century 21, Electronic shops and some of the high end luxury stores like Tiffany’s. The most famous attractions in Financial Districts are the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street, Federal Reserve Bank and South Sea Port.