"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
  • 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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