Inside Manhattan's New Luxury Retail Mecca

Jan 07, 2016 723

by Jennifer Parker

It's a handsome holiday scene. Families play with their children underneath an atrium of glowing lanterns. Cups of hot cocoa and gourmet goodies are being sold by the fistful over gleaming market counters. Inside, champagne, foie gras and fruits de mer are being served in the upscale French bistro Beaubourg.

Outside, a new ice skating rink cuts a frosty white reflection against the Hudson River's steel grey waterfront. Winter has descended on Brookfield Place. As Battery Park City's new shopping center, it has managed to put the fun and glamour back into brick and mortar.

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