1. A Handy Way to Navigate the Park

Starting at where the numbered streets begin, if you subtract 40 from the pier number you will get the street number! So for example, Pier 62 at Chelsea Piers is at 22nd Street. This system was deliberately established, and according to William H. Miller, author of The Last Atlantic Liners: Getting There is Half the Fun, it was to make it easy for “passengers, visitors, taxis, freight vans, others” to have the street number.

Join in on the 20th Anniversary Summer of Fun celebration on June 2nd and stay tuned for an Untapped Cities Insiders tour of Hudson River Park!

Next, check out the Top 10 Secrets of the Hudson River.