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Unveiled! Take a Look at Manhattan’s First Public Beach

What to Know

  • Hudson River Park Trust unveiled preliminary concept to build park, complete with sandy beach, on Gansevoort Peninsula

  • The new park will be between Gansevoort Street and Little West 12th Street

  • However, Manhattanites will have to wait — the Hudson River Park Trust expects construction to start in late 2020 and end mid-2022

Listen up, Manhattanites: in the future you wont have to travel far to enjoy a day at the beach!

Last month, the Hudson River Park Trust unveiled a preliminary concept to build a park — complete with a sandy beach — on the Gansevoort Peninsula located in Hudson River Park between Gansevoort Street and Little West 12th Street.

According to the Hudson River Park Trust, not only will the peninsula have a sandy beach area with kayak access, the park will also include a lawn and seating area, a large sports field, a salt marsh with habitat enhancements, and an area with picnic tables and lounge chairs.

However, you will have to wait a bit to enjoy a summer day at this Manhattan beach.

Though the design is not yet finalized, the Hudson River Park Trust expects construction to start in late 2020 and last about a year and a half – with completion expected by mid-2Read More – Source

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