Hudson River Park
If you have not been to the west side of Manhattan in awhile, you are missing out on a massive transformation. $350 million has been pored into the Hudson River Park and it is gorgeous.
You can drive your bike down the path, you can take a jog, kayak on the waterfront, hit golf balls, play basketball, play soccer, play tennis and of course take your dog to meet other dogs in the dog runs. There are events over the course of the year that you can attend such as music concerts.
There are certainly issues that still need to be hammered out such as the use of the piers. For instance, pier 40 is slowly sinking and how is that fixed has been a conversation through out the community for years.
We went to the annual fundraiser this past week on Pier 26 located at North Moore Street and the waterfront. It was pretty great to see the excitement in the room around the park. After all, it is the park where we all fine refuge from our day to day city life. I love walking down the waterway at night and during the weekend to see the people and the beat of the park.
Congratulations to Hudson River Park. They have come a long way…
+1000 to this.I bike this weekly…to the GW Bridge or to the boat basin and up to the park.I can tell you from personal experience what this area was like in the 70s. Amazing.Wish the water taxis felt more like true transportation and less like a novelty but I’m not complaining.
my guess is the next frontier will be the water taxis. the subways won’t be built quick enough and there isn’t enough capital. it has to be easier to get to areas of brooklyn as well as up and down the west side highway.
You may be right.I live south of canal on the west side. Getting to Williamsburgh by water should be easier than connecting to the L.See you on the bike path!
We have a similar need for water taxi’s to San Francisco and Oakland from our island city of AlamedaWe have a ferry.But I like the idea of water taxis (even if they are novelty rides) making it a destination. Like getting to an amusement park.
I love water features like this for kids!http://www.hudsonriverpark….I think if senior citizen communities planned more of these in their developments — it would be attractive for grand kids and neighbor children to come visit.
it is so fun to see the kids in there having a blast.
My only wish is wifi along the whole riverfront, and ideally free (not boingo or some other “free” hotspot). It is great!
Just checked out their website .. very cool indeed. I guess Olmsted and Vaux would be proud 🙂 Parks are so important to urban life.
I’ll have to visit that part next time. I don’t recall having ever been. Nature in the city is a magical thing.
A walk down the west side of Manhattan is magical
Of course William you are right nature is a magical thing. Ihad seen the pictures of the Hudson River Park and want to go there with myfriends or family. I love to visit the hill stations, islands, mountains etc.,even I liked the adventures places also to do some adventures in a life.
Thanks for this great tip! I live in NJ now and had no idea about this. My husband and I had our engagement picture taken on a pier down there in ’93 — it was gritty but romantic then 🙂 I can’t wait to take my 3 & 5 year olds now.
Bring them over. There is a great summer park with water fountains for the kids