The Hudson River Park Trust recently announced the opening of Pier 25 at North Moore Street. It is the longest pier in Hudson River Park, and according to the park’s website these amenities are now open:
- Esplanade and seating areas
- Synthetic turf field
- Viewing scopes
And these will open in Spring 2011:
- Sand volleyball
- Community dock
- Historic ships
- Mooring field
- Comfort station
Wait a minute! Does that say “community dock”? Why, yes it does! Pier 25 will have a real town dock.
The Hudson River Park Trust is still working out some operational issues regarding boats at the pier, but Noreen Doyle, the trust’s executive vice president, told me that “the town dock measures 360 feet in length,” and beginning in the spring “it will serve a combination of transient boat users and customers of the mooring field, which will also be located to the south of Pier 25.”
Karen and I were very excited to hear this news. We look forward to visiting the pier with Puffin next year, and we applaud the Hudson River Park Trust for giving recreational boaters a town dock in lower Manhattan.