Monday, May 26, 2008

Now That's a Good Idea

For many a year, the "west coast" of lower Manhattan was home to decrepit piers, deserted buildings, and shady characters.

The Hudson River Trust saw an opportunity to create something beautiful. 5 miles of public use space--gardens, playgrounds, fountains, and the pinnacle of all urban space: Clean and safe public restrooms. My favorites are the playgrounds and green areas that were built on the piers, extending into the Hudson River. So clever.

We visited Pier 51 today.

See the kiddos? Totally unprepared for water play, yet totally undaunted by the thought of wet jeans.

1 comment:

Tina said...

That looks like a really cool place for the kids. Very fun!