Food Enhances the Scene in Battery Park City

Food Enhances the Scene in Battery Park City

April 24, 2014
The Wall Street Journal
Battery Park City has become the latest hotspot for Manhattanites looking to buy, with new luxury real estate developments luring countless new residents to the area. And now, it seems that another attraction is drawing in a new demographic: foodies.

While fine restaurants have been making their homes in Tribeca, the tides are starting to change with an influx of new business headed southward. Thanks to new development Brookfield Place, which is home to gourmet food court Hudson Eats, as well as Le District, a French-style marketplace, Battery Park City is earning quite a reputation among culinary connoisseurs.

With over 60,000-square feet of space devoted to food, Brookfield Place’s success in transforming Lower Manhattan is being whispered about far and wide. World renowned restaurateur Stephen Starr, the mastermind behind many of Philadelphia’s most famous names in food, is bringing his brotherly love to the area in the form of El Vez, an offshoot of his high-end Philadelphia Mexican restaurant of the same name