Article and photos byIrene T.
It's great to start the morning with my usual walk
(a brisk walk) in Central Park
, but for today I have planned a different walk ... I'm going down to Pier 55 along the Hudson River.
I had already announced the opening of this new park/pier -- Little Island
, it should officially open
for all New Yorkers, but as soon as they can return for all visitors/tourists too, this Spring 2021.
Let's see at what stage the construction is. Some delays due to Covid were foreseeable. You can't get any closer than this (see photos) and these are the photos I was able to take with my iPhone.
It has been defined as an Oasis on the river (Hudson) conceived with the intention of combining arts and nature, designed to be an outlet in the city that never sleeps, for people of all ages.
There will be a space dedicated to street artists, bands, and theater companies, in short, a space open to those want to perform. To perform there, you just need to apply by filling out the "Perform in the Park" application found on the website.
From some points, you will enjoy views of the Hudson River, the New Jersey skyline, and Manhattan.
We are close to Chelsea
and the West Village
, both neighborhoods always committed to bring art and open-spaces into their residents' lives. Also, let's not forget that just behind Little Island is the High Line Park,
the urban elevated park, also wanted and financed with donations from residents.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME
But the day does not end here ... Today happens to be my birthday as well and the surprises comes from great friends,
and best support system especially in these hard times! A big Thanks to Kiara,
formidable Guide to NYC, friend, colleague, and companion in many videos ... and to Corinne, Personal Trainer and extraordinary runner,
best friend, and companion of many trips and races.
You can always find me here with news and stories from NYC, on my Youtube for videos/walks - on Instagram for photos and stories, and on my new creation Bodeguita.nyc (something NEW awaiting to be discovered)