This week, visitors were able to enter the sands of the Gansevoort Peninsula in western Manhattan for the first time. The town’s first public beach is New York’s biggest fall sensation.
It is located within Hudson River Park Peninsula 1,200 tons of sand were transported from a quarry in Cape May, New Jersey. The exotic atmosphere is also provided by hydration stations, umbrellas and Adirondack-style lawn chairs, but due to the pollution of the Hudson River, visitors are forced to give up swimming.
The area used to serve as the municipal waste disposal depot, but has now developed into one of the most exciting entertainment centers in International City.
“This day, and this place, reminds me why New Yorkers are so special,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul said during the opening of the Gansevoort Peninsula. The politician stressed that this is the largest park in the city since Central Park.
By the way, unlike many other riverside parks, the Gansevoort Peninsula is built on solid ground, not on a sidewalk. The first plans for the park began to take shape in 2019: at that time, the idea of a park, picnic area, salt marsh and site-specific installation (associated with the name of artist David Hammons) was born.
In addition, native grasses, sunken coral bodies and baskets hiding twenty million oysters make the island ecologically unique.
“We’ve been waiting for a beach like this for a long time,” Gothamist resident Jean Blair said. “It will be a great place to recharge your batteries. I’m glad it’s so different from other similar stretches of coast.”