4. Pier 34 Used to Have a Makeshift Art Gallery

As you gaze along Pier 34, two walkways take you to the Holland Tunnel ventilation building with decaying, old piers between the walkways. Back in 1983, when the original pier still existed, the now-demolished Ward Line shipping terminal building housed an art gallery. It was a DIY operation that ran for an astounding two years, requiring visitors to trespass to access the space.

Two years ago, the 205 Hudson Gallery, run by the Hunter College Art Galleries, programmed an exhibition that looked at the ephemeral art movement that existed on Pier 34 called “Something Possible Everywhere: Pier 34 NYC” featuring works by the artists involved in the gallery, along with recreations of some of the works that existed there.