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SHSAT Registration

January 16th, 2021

Yesterday was the final day for New York City students to register for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test.

Seal Spotted in New York City Waters

January 15th, 2021

Within the past few days, there have been reports of a seal swimming in New York City waters. This comes after a humpback whale was spotted in the Hudson River around a month ago.

Battery Park City Public Library Partially Reopens

January 14th, 2021

The New York City Public Library location here in Battery Park City has partially reopened, offering its cardholders a "grab-and-go" service.

New COVID-19 Strain Now in New York City

January 13th, 2020

Two cases of the new COVID-19 Strain were found today in New York City. This new strain of the novel coronavirus was believed to have originated in the United Kingdom.

Classifieds Page

January 12th, 2021

Battery Park City Online has launched a classifieds page. This part of our site will allow viewers to add classifieds at no cost.

V-22 Osprey Sighting

January 11th, 2021

A Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey was spotted flying by Battery Park City today.

Increase in Crime

January 10th, 2021

Data shows that New York City crime rates have increased over the past year.

Confederate Flag Found

January 9th, 2021

A Confederate flag was found tied to the door of the Museum of Jewish Heritage here in Battery Park City.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

January 8th, 2021

A new group of New York City residents is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To learn about eligibility, click here.

Battery Park Tennis

January 7th, 2021

Battery Park City Online has now partnered with Battery Park Tennis. To learn more, view our affiliates page.

Empire State Trail Complete

January 6th, 2021

The 750-mile long Empire State Trail has been completed. The trail begins in our own Battery Park City and travels through New York to the Canadian border.

New COVID-19 Strain Officially in New York

January 5th, 2021

The new COVID-19 strain initially found in England has been officially detected in New York. This new strain could potentially be more contagious.

F/A-18 Super Hornet Spotting

January 4th, 2021

Four F/A-18s were spotted flying along the Hudson River in pairs today. This sighting was unexpected.

Rain Tonight

January 3rd, 2021

Battery Park City residents should expect rainfall this evening and throughout the night.

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Continues

January 2nd, 2021

While off to a slow start, New York City continues to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to those most vulnerable.

New Year's Day

January 1st, 2021

Today marks the first day of the year 2021! Happy new year!

New Year's Eve

December 31st, 2020

Today marks the final day of 2020. This evening will be New Year's Eve.

Tree Recycling

December 30th, 2020

The Battery Park City Authority's annual tree recycling began today. This program recycles Christmas trees and uses the remains to improve Battery Park City's greenery.

Brookfield Place Event

December 29th, 2020

This evening, Brookfield Place held a virtual quiz event. The webinar, hosted by The International Union of Quizzers, was open for all to attend.

Eviction Updates

December 28th, 2020

The Governor of New York extended an order today that barred landlords from evicting tenants. This comes after many have struggled financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Virus Strain

December 27th, 2020

A new and more contagious COVID-19 strain has potentially arrived in New York City.

Beginning of Kwanzaa

December 26th, 2020

Happy Kwanzaa and happy holidays to all!

Christmas Day

December 25th, 2020

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all!

Christmas Eve

December 24th, 2020

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all!

Schools Out

December 23rd, 2020

New York City public schools closed today for Winter Break.

Clouds Block Planets

December 22nd, 2020

Clouds blocked viewers from seeing Saturn and Jupiter last night. Residents still have until December 31st to spot the planet formation.

Sight in the Sky

December 21st, 2020

Through December 31st, Saturn and Jupiter will appear to be remarkably close together in the evening sky. Battery Park City residents can view the sight by looking Southwest.

Improved COVID-19 Data

December 20th, 2020

Battery Park City can now offer its site visitors improved COVID-19 data. Provided by the New York Times, we can release daily new cases on our site.

Battery Park City Radio Club

December 19th, 2020

Battery Park City Online has announced a partnership with the Battery Park City Radio Club.

School System Changes

December 18th, 2020

Today, the Mayor of New York City announced major changes in the middle school and high school application processes.

Gas Issue

December 17th, 2020

A gas-like odor was reported near a business outside of Gateway Plaza this evening. The New York City Police and Fire Departments responded to the situation.

Snowstorm Arrives

December 16th, 2020

Roads and sidewalks were salted for the snowstorm expected to hit New York City today. The storm arrived at around 3:00 PM this afternoon and marks the second snowfall of the year.

Snowstorm Expected

December 15th, 2020

A massive snowstorm is expected to hit New York City Wednesday morning. Experts say up to 12 inches of snow could accumulate.

Indoor Dining Suspended

December 14th, 2020

In New York City, a government order that suspended indoor dining was put in place today. This decision was made by state officials as a response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases.

Weather Page Launched

December 13th, 2020

Battery Park City Online has officially added a weather page to its site. This allows users to have access to local weather information through our site.

New York City COVID-19 Rates Increase

December 12th, 2020

Today, COVID-19 positivity rates in New York City rose above 6%.

Fish Washing Up on Shores in Battery Park Waters

December 11th, 2020

Over the past week, dead Atlantic Menhaden fish have been spotted washing up on New York City shores. Today, a group of these deceased fish was spotted in Battery Park City. Experts believe that the fish are dying due to a lack of oxygen in the water, caused by several environmental factors.

COVID-19 Page Launched

December 10th, 2020

Over the past week, Battery Park City Online has added a COVID-19 Updates page to its site. This new feature offers local COVID-19 data and comprehensive data representations.

First Day of Snow

December 9th, 2020

Battery Park City witnessed its first snowfall of the season today.

Humpback Whale Spotted

December 8th, 2020

A humpback whale was spotted today in the Hudson River. Several whales and other interesting marine life have been spotted in New York City waters over the past year.

Local Schools Reopen

December 7th, 2020

Local schools, including Battery Park City School (PS/IS 276) and Liberty School (PS/IS 89), have reopened to students in grades five and below.

COVID-19 Cases Rise

December 6th, 2020

COVID-19 cases in New York City have risen to heights similar to those seen in Spring of this year. Remember to follow CDC guidelines and stay safe.

Gateway Plaza Adds Holiday Decorations

December 1st, 2020

In South Battery Park City, the Gateway Plaza apartment complex added holiday-themed decorations and lights to its site.

Mother Cabrini Statue Unveiled

October 12th, 2020

Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with several other officials, unveiled a statue honoring Mother Cabrini in South Battery Park City.


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