During the lockdown, New York City saw a revival of rooftop culture as New Yorkers sought personal outdoor space wherever they could. Now, New Yorkers craving an outdoor space of their own can rent a rooftop lawn atop Pier 17 in the Seaport District. A new feature of the East River location, The Greens, offers rentable fourteen feet by fourteen feet green spaces that you can reserve for yourself and seven of your friends.

The Greens rooftop lawns at Pier 17All images courtesy of the Howard Hughes Foundation

The twenty-eight mini-lawns come equipped with Cabana-style lounge chairs, a sun umbrella, USB charging port, and built-in Yeti cooler, perfect for relaxing. If you are seeking a more active experience, you can also rent a gaming lawn. Gaming lawns are larger, measuring twelve by forty-eight feet, and come with supplies to play cornhole, bocce ball, tic tac toe, ladder ball, or giant jenga.

The Greens rooftop lawns at Pier 17All images courtesy of the Howard Hughes Foundation

No outside food or drinks are allowed on the rooftop lawns, but there are plenty of refreshments for sale from salads and sandwiches to appetizers and snacks. Throughout the summer, Pier 17 will host a series of programs on the rooftop including movie nights featuring a thirty-two-foot-wide LED screen, live music and DJs. The Greens will be open seven days a week from 11 am to 11 pm, weather permitting.

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