Coney Island will soon have a new competitor in the West Village.
This summer, from the same firm that brought New Yorkers The High Line, a new riverside retreat will open on Manhattan’s waterfront—becoming the borough’s first and only public beach.
“People want a place to lay down and take off their shirts, and that’s what they have,” said Noreen Doyle, CEO of the Hudson River Park Trust. the daily beast new to the city Gansevoort Peninsula, was a place to sunbathe first announced in 2019, and was originally slated to open in 2022. Designed by James Corner Field Operations, the Sandy Getaway will now open to the public this coming summer – something to behold in these chilly winter days.
The Gansevoort Peninsula promises to supply visitors with a salt marsh, a public art installation called “Day’s End”, an athletic field, a launch for kayaks and small boats, a tree-lined promenade and waterfront access — but No swimming.
“The Hudson River has made great strides in terms of its health since the Clean Water Act was passed in the 1970s, but it hasn’t been made into a swimming beach,” Doyle told the publication. remained “clear from the get-go”.
Those willing to immerse their mortal bodies in the dark waters surrounding America’s most frenetic metropolis will be assured, however, that another new beach in the works will wow them — but no more.
Across the water in Williamsburg, a second beach is currently slated to open in 2028, and will allow visitors to enjoy the river between Brooklyn and Manhattan.
“The goal is to draw people to the water’s edge so they can interact with the East River in a way they never have,” said Dave Lombino, managing director of the development company Two Trees. told NY1 of Williamsburg Beach. “A few days ago, dolphins were swimming behind me in the East River. The trajectory of water quality over time is a very sharp improvement.