"Battery Park City and the Authority are not just about the buildings – it’s about the character of the community that has developed over time. Public space has had a new renaissance in New York City, but here in Battery Park City is where it started."


President & CEO
  • 08/28
  • Community
  • Environment


Battery Park City is abuzz!

Goal 3.2.1 of BPC’s Strategic Plan aims to establish Battery Park City as a biodiversity haven by building on efforts to make the neighborhood a sanctuary for nature. Today, Battery Park City is home to a diverse array of wildlife, with many species of insects, including native pollinators, inhabiting its gardens and lawns.

In furtherance of that goal, this week BPCA installed a beehive in a planting bed along Rockefeller Park’s northern end. The hive houses more than 50,000 honeybees and is aimed at sparking interest and conversation about pollinators in BPC as they pollinate flowers, trees, and shrubs throughout the neighborhood.

In this way, and in keeping with another of our strategic goals, BPCA can not only educate the next generation about biodiversity but promote well-being and lifelong learning through our incredible natural environment.

Read more about Battery Park City’s newest residents from our Urban Beekeeper, Leta Selmanović, here.

And join us as part of Climate Week 2021 for the following free event!

What’s the Buzz: Meet a beekeeper in Battery Park City

Friday, September 24, 12PM @ Rockefeller Park

Come learn about urban beekeeping at BPC’s beehive. Meet a beekeeper and learn about how pollinators help contribute to Battery Park City’s ecology and biodiversity.

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