Work Set to Start on Manhattan’s First Public Beach

The beach will add park space and sand next to the Hudson River.

This spring the Hudson River Park Trust is set to begin work on Gansevoort Peninsula, a new beach in Manhattan. It’s the island’s first public beach, adding 5.5 acres of accessible space, including a dog run, a field, and even a strip of sand at the water. As the name implies, the park, designed by James Corner’s Field Operations, juts out into the Hudson River. The public beach is budgeted at $70M and is scheduled to be completed in 2023. 

(Photo credit: James Corner Field Operations, courtesy of the Hudson River Park Trust)