Photo by Malcolm Pinckney via NYC Parks
Among New York City’s 520 miles of coastline and far from the hordes of people that crowd New York’s more popular beaches are a host of lesser known parks offering waterfront access, panoramic views, and even natural wildlife discovery. The city published a map of all of New York’s public waterfront space, but we’ve picked out some of the most interesting from each of the five boroughs. Check them out!
Hunts Point Landing, image via Urban Engineers
Only four years ago, this green oasis among the industrial surroundings of Hunts Point was a dead end street, just behind the city’s Produce Terminal and Fish Market. Since 2014, the 1.5-acre Hunts Point Landing has offered a fishing pier, kayak launch, and tidal pools. It was one of the first additions to the South Bronx Greenway, which includes the new Randalls Island Connector, that has injected some much needed open space into a neighborhood home to some of the city’s less glamorous uses. Eventually Hunts Point landing will link up with a series of other parks in the area via bike and walking paths.