“From coastal resiliency and sustainable green practices to the preservation of affordable housing, world-class public art, and vibrant, year-round programming in award-winning public spaces, Battery Park City leads the way in many of the measures that makes cities livable."

Raju Mann

President & CEO
  • 07/20
  • Community
  • Environment
  • Property Service & Maintenance


On the evening of July 6, thunderstorm and high winds associated with Tropical Storm Elsa whipped through Battery Park City, damaging several trees and downing others throughout the neighborhood. As an immediate measure, our Parks Operations team was hard at work the next morning removing fallen branches and debris from areas along the BPC Esplanade. Our Horticulture team also set about assessing the damaged trees for signs of any structural damage affecting the future health of the tree canopy.

As a result of that assessment, five trees along the BPC Esplanade and Eastern Boundary will require removal over the coming days as a result of storm damage. All will be replaced with new trees during coming planting seasons.

A portion of the South / West Thames Dog Run will also be closed the morning of July 28 to facilitate removal of an additional tree damaged by Tropical Storm Elsa. The rest of the dog run will remain open for use.

Read more about BPCA’s Sustainability initiatives here.

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