Posts Tagged ‘Making Battery Park City’

Before there was Battery Park City

December 12, 2012

Before the Hudson River Greenway, the new Stuyvesant High School, and landfill from building the World Trade Center was dumped off the lower west side to create Battery Park City, this part of Manhattan was a collection of piers.


The Singer Building opened in 1908, and the back of the postcard is stamped 1911. This glimpse into the past, then, captures a moment within those three years.