Manhattan Is Finally Getting A Beach!

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And we've already got our sunscreen and floaties ready. 🏖

It's been announced that the West Side Highway is getting a beautiful beachy addition in 2020 - meet The Gansevoort Peninsula! 

A design team led by James Corner Field Operations was hired to design this new park area.  The design team will work with the Hudson River Park Trust to solicit public opinions about the types of park uses that will be incorporated into the park design for this large area. The Concept Design was finally presented for the Gansevoort Peninsula on July 24 to the Trust and Community Board. 

In its current state, the Gansevoort Peninsula is a 5.65-acre landmass that, until recently, was used by the NYC Department of Sanitation for truck parking.  In 2018, NYC completed removal of the Sanitation facility, providing a clean slate for a large new park area at Hudson River Park.  Built on solid ground, rather than the neighboring piers, Gansevoort is slated to be developed into a large green oasis with a sandy beach near the south side. Take a peek at the renderings!

13th Ave Promenade

Upland Beach 

River Gym

Dog Run

Under Day's End - Kayaking

Ballfield - From Lawn

North Edge Aerial

Photo Courtesy of Hudson River Park Trust / James Corner Field Operations

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