<h1>fdp.0250voc000</h1><br/>56 • Resident The Week Of May 20, 2008 Battery Park City Continued from page 54 Dinning/Nightlife Liberty View on South End Avenue serves the authentic Chinese cuisine offered in Chinatown, sans the frenzied atmosphere. Water views set the ambiance of this posh, elegant spot situated along South Cove and the outdoor patio is perfect for the warmer months. Locales adore Pan Latin Cafe on Chambers Street for the fish tacos and spicy empanadas. Get ritzy at 2 West located in the Ritz- Carlton. A high-end, French-American steakhouse with modern décor, 2 West is ideal for office types or business travelers who appreciate an elegant atmosphere. Battery Gardens is a good brunch spot, as it presents uninterrupted views of boats streaming along the waterfront. Jeremy’s Ale House on Front Street is a waterfront dive-bar known for its 32-ounce Styrofoam mugs of beer. It’s a favorite morning hangout those looking to get their day started with the “Eye Opener” special, which means half priced beers on weekdays on from 8 to 10 a.m. Bridge Cafe near the South Street Seaport is as old school as it gets. Around since 1794, there aren’t any trendy martinis or fruity shots to be found in this place; which is exactly why it has a cult following. Although Battery Park City isn’t exactly known for its nightlife, late-night party seekers go to the Pussycat Lounge to get jiggy on the dance floor and sip pricey cocktails in the ornate VIP lounge. Development Battery Park City has been on the forefront of the green movement from the get-go. The completion of Solaire, an eco-friendly, highrise residential building, in 2003 was the first of its kind in the U.S. and unofficially kicked off the alternative-energy push that continues to grow with each passing year. The Albanese Organization, which built Solaire, also developed the green Verdesian and Visionaire residential buildings and was honored with the Green Building Design Award in 2007 for its efforts. Architect Robert A. M. Stern built luxurious Tribeca Green, an environmentally friendly high-rise in 2005. The green 1 River Terrace added another clean energy building to the neighborhood, which is now peppered by them. The elegantly-designed Fulton Transit Center is currently under construction and will provide a major hub and more access to downtown. Plans to resurrect Pier A — now rotting — are under way and the refurbishment is set to be completed by 2011. A new, green elementary and middle school has been approved by the city and will be the New York City’s first green public school. Commuting There are myriad subway lines going near and around Battery Park City. The A, C, N, R, J, M, Z, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 lines will all get you close. Schools Stuyvesant High School is renowned for its math and science programs. One of New York’s best schools, it serves ninth-12th grades. The school has a vast course selection, including classes like artificial intelligence and Latin American film, and doesn’t include gradepoint averages on report cards in order to “de-emphasize the numbers.” Anderson School is a well regarded public school serving K-8th grades and is known for its fine academics and specific curriculum; first graders spent the whole year studying whales. north caldwell, new Jersey Best Lifestyle Prudential New Jersey Properties, Rampinelli Division 607 Bloomfield Ave. West Caldwell, NJ 07006 973.228.5525 cell: 973.868.2931 Enjoy life in this superb home! Custom designed home ideal for daily living and outstanding for entertaining family and friends. Entertain with ease in the lovely Living room and enjoy grand dinners in the large formal Dining room. Beautiful Brazilian Cherry wood floors on the first floor feature radiant heating. The Great Room with its grand fireplace, high ceilings and glass walls overlooks the magnificent private rear grounds with in ground pool and 10 person whirlpool. Welcoming at the end of the day is the two room Master Suite with Spa Bath. Just 17 miles from NYC in elite North Caldwell, New Jersey. $1,499,000 Visit www.BlackberryDelight.net