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Meet a Lower Manhattan Business: Shake Shack

via Downtown Alliance/Lower Manhattan Diary

Shake Shack has opened in Lower Manhattan!

Shake Shack’s reputation was undeniably established following the success of its original Madison Square Park location.  Since then, quite a few locations have sprouted up throughout the city, and Danny Meyer has just opened his latest venture in Battery Park City. READ MORE …

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Battery Park City Authority Seeks New Auditor

The Battery Park City Authority will soon have a new auditor managing the neighborhood's finances. (Flickr/jnpoulos)

By Julie Shapiro
DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

The Battery Park City Authority is hiring a new auditor, three months after a report slammed the authority for wasting $300,000 on parties and fancy lunches.

The authority plans to hire an outside firm to perform its internal audits from now on, to ensure that the audits are independent and thorough, board members said at an Audit Committee meeting Wednesday.

“When you have a person who is part of the organization reporting internally, it is a difficult process,” said Robert Mueller, chairman of the authority’s Audit Committee.

In the past, the authority had an internal auditor, Roy Villafane, who reported to Lisa Miller, vice president of internal audit and compliance.

The inspector general’s scathing report on the authority last December criticized both Villafane and Miller for inappropriately documenting the car and driver perks that former authority Chairman James Gill received.

Miller still works for the authority, but Villafane retired about six months ago and the authority never replaced him.

Read more from DNAinfo.

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Best Blacktops – Battery Park City

Downtown Express photo by John Bayles

West Thames Park was picked by Downtown Express as one of the best blacktops in the city siting, “this recently opened Battery Park City facility offers courts that are both beautiful and strangely designed.” The two half court basketball facilities with the uncommon multicolor paint choices seem only to attract youngsters in the area. The two courts have different height nets encouraging the shorter-net court to fill up with elementary age children by early afternoon and overflowing to the surrounding jungle gym. We are excited that our blacktop was picked as one of the best in the city. You can read about the other wining blacktops here.

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Construction of Liberty Luxe & Liberty Green

Check out this awesome time lapse video of the construction of Liberty Luxe and Liberty Green in Battery Park City. Ever wonder what changes from day to day in the area? Well, here is your answer!

The grass is so green at the end of the video.

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10 Spots Every Kid Should See

Battery Park made it on MSNBC’s (written by ShermansTravel) list of 10 Spots Every Kid Should See. While the destination on the list was our neighbor, Lady Liberty, Battery Park City was included as a great view point and something the youngsters would enjoy. Among other things in the area MSNBC mentioned that every kid is fascinated watching the giant cruise ships dock and sail out. You can view the whole list with photos here.

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BPC’s Greenmarket Is Off To A Strong Start

Photo credit: Downtown Express

Thursday (July 8th) was the first day of the new Battery Park City greenmarket in World Financial Center plaza. The market attracted over 500 people and was seen as a success by many of the sellers. The market is host to 10 produce, wine and flower booths and the only complaint by customers is that it closes at 6 p.m.

We are excited for the new market in the area and hopefully in time they will have enough growth to stay open a little longer for those of us who get home a bit later. The downtown express has more on the story here.

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Plans For New Battery Park City Fields Selected

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Architects for the Battery Park City Authority presented the Downtown Soccer League and the Downtown Little League with options for the new fields and the final layout (pictured) was selected this month. The fields will have two baseball diamonds and the full-size south diamond will be complete with 200-foot outfield fence, meeting Little League regulations. The Downtown Soccer League is also excited because the new fields, made of artificial turf, will allow for weekly practice as the grass will not need scheduled rest time. Read here for more information.

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Its Officially Summer – Time To Hit The Park

Phot Credit: DNAinfo/Tara Kyle

Monday, June 21, was the first official day of Summer. With the temperatures climbing and most children out of school for the summer, it is a great time to hit the park. Battery Park is known for its great views of the water, shade, and the sprinkler fountains that kids love. has more pictures and the full story here.

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Battery Park City’s Liberty Twins Partially Unveiled

Photo credit: Downtowny

Downtowny put out a new post with pictures of the beautiful Liberty Luxe and Liberty Green. Liberty Luxe will have a rooftop pool and Liberty Green will have an impressive rooftop deck. For more photos and news read Downtowny’s post here.

More information on Liberty Luxe and Liberty Green: The newest residential addresses in Battery Park City — 471 luxury condominium residences in two interconnected buildings that adopt the latest “Green” technologies worthy of LEED Gold certification. Named Liberty Luxe and Liberty Green, the two buildings — soaring 33 and 23 stories high, respectively — are rising on North End Avenue between Warren and Murray Streets on the last two buildable sites in Battery Park City.

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Changes coming to Goldman Sachs alley

Terese Loeb Kreuzer

Goldman Sachs ally is gaining new eateries in place of the New York Sports Club. Goldman is in negotiates with eateries Adrienne’s Pizza and the Shake Shack. The Regal Cinema and DSW located in the same Embassy Suites hotel will remain and accompany the new restaurants. For more information you can read the full story from The Broadsheet Daily here.

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