Photo by myself in Battery Park City.
Pictured above, one of the many runners we encountered during our afternoon in Battery Park City. The park is located at the edge of Manhattan. Beyond, you can see the Hudson River and Jersey City, New Jersey.
The thing about living on an island is that when you look out, you can't see what's behind you. Simple logic, I know, but there it is.
Battery Park City is a complex of many modern apartment buildings, similar to those near Riverside Park. They were all constructed at the same time, in the 1980s, and are a product of that time - pinkish granite, punched windows, vaguely post-modern.
Many people criticize Battery Park City for not being too great to look at, and I have to agree. The neighborhood lacks the charm and majesty of the older buildings, like those along Fifth Avenue or Central Park West.
Fortunately, though, you don't see what's behind you.
Related posts: Looking Out at Manhattan, Running Atop the Brooklyn Bridge and Something Old, Something New.