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 Real Estate Remodeling & Renovations Landscaping Kitchens & Baths Custom Cabinetry Doors & Windows Floors & Trim Preventive Maintenance House Watching Decks, Roofing, Plumbing Painting, Power Washing Quality, Dependable, Reliable. Over 20 years of experience. CALL US FOR A FREE ESTIMATE! Licensed and Insured IDApropertymgt@optonline.net 631-766-9470 www.IDAPropertyManagementAndHomeImprovements.com LOOKING TO REMODEL YOUR KITCHEN OR BATHROOM?