FIA Formula E championship organisers and New York City officials have published the route map for the street circuit of the inaugural New York City ePrix which will take place in Red Hook, Brooklyn and enjoy a stunning backdrop.

With Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty acting as the backdrop to Formula E's maiden race in New York, the 1.947km circuit has achieved something Formula 1 had always strived for but was unable to pull off - racing on the streets of one of the most iconic cities in the world.

New York state officials presented the map alongside last year's title fighters Sebastien Buemi and Lucas di Grassi - fresh from their efforts in the World Endurance Championship at the 6 Hours of the Circuit of the Americas - and were joined by Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag and FIA President Jean Todt.

"Just being able to bring a motor race to the heart of a great city like New York is already an amazing achievement in itself," Todt said. "I am really pleased that this city is going to feature on the calendar of an FIA championship, especially Formula E, which provides the best possible combination of the two pillars that form the basis of the Federation, namely sport and mobility."

"To race in New York City is a historic moment - not only for Formula E, but for motorsport in general - and again highlights the philosophy of Formula E to bring fully-electric racing to the world's greatest cities," Agag added. "When we originally started the project we could only dream of bringing Formula E to a place like New York, with arguably the most recognisable skyline of any city in the world."

The New York City ePrix double-header in mid-July will be the first FIA-sanctioned open-wheel race to take place within the five boroughs of New York City. The circuit, which remains subject to FIA track homologation, features 13 turns and will wind its way around Pier 11 and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.