Published October 02, 2020
The new and improved Pier 26 is officially open! Located just behind City Vineyard in TriBeCa, you’ll discover a brand new 2.5-acre ecologically-themed pier incorporating indigenous plants evocative of Manhattan’s ecosystem prior to human development. Cool, right?
A short habitat walk leads visitors through five native ecological zones: woodland forest, coastal grassland, maritime scrub, rocky tidal zone, and of course the Hudson River.
An open lawn and sports play area, as well as swinging benches to soak in the city views, make Pier 26 a spot for everyone.
Located at the end of Pier 26, you’ll find the ‘Tide Deck’ a manufactured rocky salt marsh created to provide an immersive and educational river ecology experience for visitors. Bonus: it’s also a supportive environment for nearby wildlife.
As with other salt marshes, the Tide Deck was designed to flood regularly with the daily tidal cycle, giving its native plants and animals nourishment from the Hudson River. This one-of-a-kind ecosystem will be visible from above Pier 26 every day, but it will also be accessible to visitors during guided tours with Park staff.
If you’re looking to enjoy a riverside meal or beveragino after visiting the Pier, pop by City Vineyard rooftop for some of the best sunsets and Downtown views. You’ll find local, fresh ingredients paired perfectly with wine made here in NYC.