Rising from the waters of the Hudson River where Pier 54 used mark the western end of 14th Street, the man-made Little Island is Manhattan’s newest park attraction. From its website:
“Little Island opened on May 21, 2021 as an oasis for New Yorkers, with more than two acres of magnificent landscape, distinctive architecture, dazzling views and an abundance of free education programs and performances.”
On the first summery Saturday of the year, Little Island proved a popular destination. The wooden remnants of the old piers still stand in the waters below and beside the concrete platforms that form the island park.
(Statue of Liberty peek-a-boo)
Looking South, the Financial District with the World Trade Center is at left, Staten Island and the Verrazano Bridge lie center on the horizon, and right of the Hudson River sits New Jersey.