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Visitors to the three-story Winter Garden Atrium at the World Financial Center can take in panoramic views of the World Trade Center site and Lower Manhattan. (Aug. 23, 2013)

Battery Park City

With its flower-lined walkways, waterside paths and lush lawns, Battery Park City is a pedestrian's dream. Thirteen parks and public spaces give BPC a suburbia-in-the-city feel.

The Esplanade in Battery Park City. (Aug. 23,
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The Esplanade in Battery Park City. (Aug. 23, 2013)

People enjoy eating outside PJ Clarke's restaurant in
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People enjoy eating outside PJ Clarke's restaurant in the World Financial Center at Battery Park City in Manhattan. (Aug. 23, 2013)

P.J. Clarke's on the Hudson serves an international
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P.J. Clarke's on the Hudson serves an international business clientele at the World Financial Center. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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One World Financial Center in Manhattan's Battery Park
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One World Financial Center in Manhattan's Battery Park City. (Aug. 23, 2013)

Visitors to the three-story Winter Garden Atrium at
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Visitors to the three-story Winter Garden Atrium at the World Financial Center can take in panoramic views of the World Trade Center site and Lower Manhattan. (Aug. 23, 2013)

The memorial Garden of Stones, designed by artist
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The memorial Garden of Stones, designed by artist Andy Goldsworthy, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park City.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park
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The Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park City.

The
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The "Voices of Liberty" installation at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park City.

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Visitors walk through the shops near the World
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Visitors walk through the shops near the World Financial Center in Battery Park City in Manhattan. (Aug. 23, 2013)

Inatteso Pizzabar Casano in Battery Park City serves
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Inatteso Pizzabar Casano in Battery Park City serves Neapolitan pizzas fresh from the brick oven and house-made pasta dishes.

Pappardelle with lamb ragu is on the menu
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Pappardelle with lamb ragu is on the menu at Inattesto Pizzabar Casano in Battery Park City.

The Battery Park City Esplanade. (Aug. 23, 2013)
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The Battery Park City Esplanade. (Aug. 23, 2013)

Parkgoers enjoy Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in
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Parkgoers enjoy Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City in Manhattan. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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A couple browses the shelves of the gift
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A couple browses the shelves of the gift shop at The Skyscraper Museum, which showcases the design and construction of tall buildings.

The dining room at Blue Smoke in Battery
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The dining room at Blue Smoke in Battery Park City, the Lower Manhattan outpost of Danny Meyer's barbecue joint.

Blue Smoke Battery Park City, like its Flatiron
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Blue Smoke Battery Park City, like its Flatiron District counterpart, is known for its ribs.

Black pepper smoked sausage, with pimento cheese and
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Black pepper smoked sausage, with pimento cheese and crackers, is on the menu at Blue Smoke Battery Park City.

A child leaps off a sculpture by Tom
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A child leaps off a sculpture by Tom Otterness. Several works by the artist dot the Esplanade. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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Kathy Tin of Brooklyn plays Frisbee in the
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Kathy Tin of Brooklyn plays Frisbee in the Esplanade. (Aug. 23, 2013)

The Esplanade runs along the entire neighborhood at
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The Esplanade runs along the entire neighborhood at the southwestern edge of Manhattan. (Aug. 23, 2013)

Bicyclists along the Battery Park City Esplanade. (Aug.
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Bicyclists along the Battery Park City Esplanade. (Aug. 23, 2013)

The Statue of Liberty is visible from the
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The Statue of Liberty is visible from the Esplanade. (Aug. 23, 2013)

Stuyvesant High School attracts talented students from across
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Stuyvesant High School attracts talented students from across the city for its well-regarded education. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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Viewers look across the Hudson River at the
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Viewers look across the Hudson River at the Jersey skyline as they enter the Battery Park docks via ferry. (Aug. 23, 2013)

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