Light Traffic in Battery Park City

I made this recording during a five minute walk to one of the several subway stations in the Battery Park City community of lower Manhattan, New York. On this particular Saturday afternoon traffic was light. There was a great deal of construction going on in the area, but most of it was on hold for the weekend. I think it’s a nice example of quiet, weekend afternoon, city ambiance. The recording is quite long, and although I did plan on editing it down to a shorter segment, after listening to it a few times I decided to leave it as it is, including the part in the middle where a car went by blaring early Herbie Hancock.

Battery Park

One thought on “Light Traffic in Battery Park City

  1. i love recordings like this…
    the bit at 4:20, ominous drone – very good! sounds like a helicopter or something far away.
    cool stuff

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