Battery Park City Is a Health Nut's Paradise

For years, Manhattanites viewed Battery Park City as being so inconvenient, so sleepy, so far west — you even have to cross the West Side Highway to get there — that it might as well be in New Jersey. Many grumbled about the lack of services and stores. But slowly people have discovered this downtown neighborhood's appeal: enviable parks, great schools, harbor views, and an admirable cache of ecofriendly apartments — old and new, and of all sizes — featuring paint and carpets that don't give off sickening fumes as well as "filtered" air and water systems. That makes it a haven for health freaks — which is ironic considering that Battery Park City is built on landfill. But families love it these days, as do Wall Street types — hence the glut of one-bedrooms on the market there — who want to be able to walk to work but feel as far away from it as possible when they need the psychological distance. After the jump, some of this weekend's interesting Battery Park City open houses. — S. Jhoanna Robledo

One-Bedroom


300 Albany St., nr. South End Ave., Apt. 8E
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m.
$409,000

300 Albany St., nr. South End Ave., Apt. 3N
Sunday, 2:30 p.m.–4 p.m.
$420,000

99 Battery Pl., nr. W. Thames St., Apt. 10S
Sunday, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
$439,000

350 Albany St., nr. South End Ave., Apt. 5L
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m.
$469,000

350 Albany St., nr. South End Ave., Apt. 8E
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.–3 p.m.
$495,000

350 Albany St., nr. South End Ave., Apt. 2F
Sunday, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
$535,000

21 South End Ave., nr. W. Thames St., Apt. 212
Sunday, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
$799,000

Two-Bedroom


30 West St., nr. Rector St., Apt. 5G

Sunday, 12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

By appointment: 917-497-3473

$1,315,000