Business Directory


Battery Park City Chamber of Commerce Members:

Billie Andersson
Shakespeare Downtown
Shakespeare Downtown is a new nonprofit Shakespeare theatre company that will give free outdoor performances at Castle Clinton National Monument in Battery Park for 4 weeks each June.
web:,  |  email: | office: (917) 575-5452

Alexis Bensen
NYParenting publishes Manhattan Family magazines (among others).  We are a division of NYC Community media which publishes our local Downtown Express as well as 20 other local papers in NYC. AT NYParenting, we provide constant content on local information on our community calendar and in our featured family stories.  We also have great global information for all parents to rise to the occasion each day. We giveaway tickets to local shows and events and offer newsletters each Monday and Thursday on local happenings in our neighborhood and beyond.  Our sponsors advertise local solutions for parents of all kinds, from tutoring to pet parties, mommy groups to elite schools, you can find it in Manhattan Family. You can find Manhattan Family magazine in Gateway Plaza lobbies, the BPC library, Asphalt Green, PS 276, PS 89, and everywhere kids/moms may be found in our neighborhood.

Rev. Dr. Leslie Blake, PhD
Coach Approach
Dr. Leslie Blake, PhD is a life coach that specializes in relationship counseling. She is an ordained Multi-Faith Minister with 40 years experience in Financial and Retirement Planning. The Coach Approach provides:  Certified Hypnotherapist, Stress Management, Past Life Regression, Fertility Enhancement, Family and Financial and Relationship Counseling. Senior Services including Home Health Care Workers for local seniors.   web:  | email: | address: 385 South End Avenue  New York NY 10280  | office: 212 321-3446


Deon Brown
Merchants Hospitality , INC, Director of Marketing
Merchants Hospitality, Inc. (MHI), founded in 1986, is a full service hospitality company with expertise in investment, development, ownership and management of real estate, restaurants and hotels. MHI’s corporate headquarters is located at 111 Broadway, New York, New York. MHI has developed restaurants and properties that have broad national appeal and as a result, have been afforded with significant opportunities to expand and generate favorable returns. Each restaurant concept provides a unique dining experience. Perceived Value and Affordable Luxury is offered with distinctive high quality food, creative menus, extensive wine selections and exceptional customer service amid attractive design and décor. Abraham Merchant is one of the Principals of MHI, and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Richard Cohn, another Principal of MHI, serves as General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer. Andrew Emmet, Principal, serves as Vice President of MHI with a focus on Operations, IT, and Human Resources. address: 111 Broadway, Suite 1202 New York, NY 10006 | office: 212.871.4000 ext. 3500 | cell: 917.710.5936

Phil Castiglia
Let Pet Spa
For more than two decades, Le Pet Spa has been offering free delivery of the healthiest foods choices for downtown area pets along with a wide variety of pet supplies. We feature an award winning grooming salon that keeps pets feeling and looking their very best. A friendly neighborhood establishment where our furry customers and their people are key. email:  |  office: 212-786-9070

Christina Cates
General Manager, The Palm Restaurant

At The Palm, our philosophy is simple: Treat guests like family, serve great food, and always exceed expectations. The Palm in Tribeca opened its doors in 2008 and has been serving up Prime steaks, Jumbo Nova Scotia Lobster and our famous Italian specialties ever since. Still owned and operated by members of the Bozziand Ganzi families, The Palm continues to serve as a second home for countless guests, thanks to the exceptional standard of hospitality established by our founders.  Visit us at 206 West Street NY, NY 10013  |  web: | phone: (646) 395-6393


Jenn Cattaui
Babesta is a downtown baby and kids store curated for the cool city child, stocking indie fashion, accessories and toys sourced from all over the world and best of breed strollers, gear and modern furniture. Babesta hand picks goods that will fit the needs of an urban family, and offers services that make the shopping experience easy, from baby registries, to hold-it-til-you-need-it and white glove services.  Started in Tribeca, Babesta now has 3 stores and an online shop serving Lower Manhattan, including two boutiques (Babesta Threads & Babesta Cribz) on Warren and West Broadway, and its newest, Babesta at Brookfield Place in Battery Park City.  address: 250 Vesey Street, 2nd Floor Atrium at Brookfield Place | phone: 917.388.2683 | | email:


Manon Chevallerau
New Parents Journey
New Parents Journey, a community member for over 18 years,  has been working one-on-one with new parents as a Postpartum Doula since 1999, focused on giving them tools to tune into their newborn’spersonality, recognize and set routines and help to build confidence. She guides in breastfeeding, baby care, create healthy sleep habits, does sleep training guidance and helps parents to understand developmental stages to set up a strategy to go back to work. Manon has been the parenting network core of the community since she hosted her Mother and Father support groups and workshops starting in 2002.  web: | email:

Denise Courter
Founder of FiDi Families is a website dedicated to community building, promoting family-friendly activities and classes for the neighborhoods that make up Lower Manhattan. A bi-weekly newsletter is distributed to families with discounts, free ticket offers and a variety of information on camps, pop up classes and kid-friendly destination. The website is free for the community and hopes to be the cul-de-sac for downtown NYC. For further information, please visit the website at or visit one of our social media platforms:, Twitter: @FiDiFamilies, Instagram: @FiDiFamilies
Christina Craig
Christina Craig Yoga
Trained, certified, and insured, Christina Craig offers Vinyasa and Hatha yoga to individuals, groups and families, from a 21 year history of her own yoga practice. She treats her clients and yoga students from beginner levels, or prenatal stages, or post-chemo to advanced experience levels, on the mat, all the same: which is with tender care and support. Both challenging and enlightening, personal & anatomically based stretching, strengthening and movement combines a whole exercise of the body and mind. Each experience is unique to the student on the mat, but ensures, a well choreographed, intelligent foundation where the structure of the body is challenged, energized and relaxed. email:

Cari DeCoons
Publisher of Macaroni Kid
Macaroni Kid Lower Manhattan is a weekly newsletter and website that focuses on kid and family friendly events in the neighborhood, as well as highlights local businesses. web:  |  email:


Deborah Diiorio
Wedding OfficiantDeborah DiIorio is a Wedding Officiant who helps to create personal heartfelt wedding ceremonies for couples of all faiths, including those who are non-religious, but would like a spiritual meaningful celebration. She has been an Interfaith Minister since 2006 and is licensed in NY state and has officiated weddings throughout NYC and the tri-state area. Deborah is also available for baby blessings and memorials. email:

Face Love Fitness
FaceLove Fitness is a skin therapy revolution that renews face, mind, and body, kindling an inner and outer glow. The FaceLove workouts offer both deep relaxation and intense cellular and muscular. FaceLove Fitness believes face exercise and massage are the best skin care product there is enabling you to achieve beauty from the inside out. The signature face workouts are designed to tighten and firm the muscles of the face, which increase the skin’s vitality and leave a more supple radiant finish. Using FaceLove’s own innovative high tech (FaceFit) touch techniques combined with ancient & modern modalities such as cool jade rollers, warm stones, & infrared light therapy. The FaceLove Fitness workout tones and firms facial muscles, promotes circulation, reduces stress and bestows a post-workout radiance that is both instant and lasting. Every workout begins with a warm-up, firming massage, interval resistance stimulus for the face, neck & head. web:

Elizabeth Flores
New American Youth Ballet
Voted #1 dance conservatory in USA by Dance Teacher Magazine offering Caring and Correct Training. All students perform with professional symphony orchestra in non competitive environment. Expertly directed by Elizabeth Flores who was voted dance teacher of the year and 10 year business award in Battery Park. Online private instruction also available. web:   |  email: | office: 212-945-2926

Joseph Handlin
Law Office of Joseph J. Handlin
The Law Office of Joseph J. Handlin is a law firm specializing in real estate and corporate transactions, including purchases, sales, leasing and lending. Our clients include individuals, businesses and coops and condo boards. Joseph Handlin has lived in Battery Park City since 1985 and maintains offices at 75 Maiden Lane. He has been adjunct associate professor at New York University, teaching real estate law courses. He also served for three years as President of the Harvard Club of New York City and four years as a member of the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association. web:

Michael Kaufman
Visijax, Business Development Director (US)
Visijax is intelligent wearable technology. Featuring the “Commuter” LED-enabled cycling jacket with smart turn signals. web: www.visijax.comThe Architechnologist, Founder and Editor-In-Chief
The Architechnologist provides insights into the new technology that changes how we experience the world around us, including Augmented and Virtual Reality and the Internet of Things. web:

Terese Loeb Kreuzer
Downtown Post NYC, Publisher
Downtown Post NYC is an emailed newsletter about news and events in Lower Manhattan. Advertisements support the newsletter, which is free to subscribers. Publisher and editor, Terese Loeb Kreuzer, has been a journalist and photographer covering Lower Manhattan for 12 years. In addition to her work on Downtown Post NYC, she accepts freelance assignments as a writer, editor and photographer.  web:  | office: 212.807.7509, cell: 646-841-7382  |  Advertising inquiries:

Madeline Lanciani
Duane Park Patisserie, Owner
Duane Park Patisserie, specializing in beautiful . delicious, handmade and  affordable cakes,  cookies and petit fours for any occasion! web:

Telly Liberatos

Pita Press (Greek Rotisserie), Cedar Local (Cocktail Bar)
Both locations are located at 25 Cedar Street (between William & Pearl st) New York, NY 10005

Terry Lautin, Andrew Klima
Town Residential,  Salespersons
Terry Lautin and Andrew Klima are Real Estate Salespersons with Town Residential.  With over 20 years combined experience selling and renting apartments in BPC, they are a local team with broader downtown knowledge.  They have done deals in every BPC building and set record prices in many.  Connect with Terry or Andrew to create a customized marketing plan for your home. Terry Lautin – 917.816.1121, | Andrew Klima – 716.725.9136,

Colin Mahoney
Mahoney Communications Group, President
Communications Group is a global public relations agency with offices in New York City, Beijing, London and Doha.  We offer a variety of communications services including media relations, government relations, crisis communications, marketing and investor relations services. web: |    address: 8 Spruce Street New York, NY 10038  | mobile: 617.970.4418 | office: 917.262.0925 | fax:  866.563.9212

Dr. David Naparstek
Battery Park Vision Associates, P.C.
Battery Park Vision Associates, P.C. is a private eye care practice in New York City, that offers exceptional and high quality optometric services for all of your vision needs.  Our office is dedicated to the old-fashioned method of creating long-term relationships with our patients by understanding their needs and providing quality care. We offer health screenings for major eye diseases and an eye boutique.  2015 is our 27th anniversary in Battery Park City! We are a community-oriented office with heavy involvement in activities around the area.  web: | office: 212.945.6789 | email:

David Spencer

 The Law Offices of David K. Spencer, P.C.
“The Law Offices of David K. Spencer, P.C.” provides tax planning, audit and appeal, return preparation, contracts, small business investments, real estate, probate, trusts, estates & wills, international, financial products, social security planning and cross-border matters. David Spencer has lived in Battery Park City since 9/11 and is raising his family. email:  | office: (212) 858-9855

Jim Steele
Downtown Express
Downtown Express is the award winning community based newspaper of lower Manhattan with a circulation of 28,000 in Battery Park City, Tribeca, City Hall, Financial District, Chinatown, South Street Seaport and World Trade.  For over 20 years, Downtown Express has been a leading influence and resource to its residents and workforce. web:

Rosalie VanCleef
Rosecliff Company
A bespoke international luxury concierge which is partnered with Sparklng Events. Traditional personal service with unique modern excellence – an all inclusive lifestyle
company for the most discerning clients.  web:   | office: (646) 216-9896

Vicki Winters
Vicki Winters blog tag line reads “I’m All Over The Place.” Subsequently, Winters wears many hats: Blogger/Influencer/Social Media Manager  “The Vicki Winters Show.” General Manager at Spencer Tax Law. Food Tours of Lower Manhattan (coming soon!) Twitter @MyBigFatMouth | cell: 917.488.4942