9. You Can Rent a Rooftop Lawn

The Greens rooftop lawns at Pier 17
Courtesy of the Howard Hughes Foundation

Atop the roof deck of Pier 17 in the summer months, you can rent your own lawn! The Greens at Pier 17 debuted in the summer of 2020 as New Yorkers were seeking more outdoor space while in lockdown. The Greens offers rentable fourteen feet by fourteen feet green spaces that you can reserve for yourself and seven of your friends.

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. During the winter months, Pier 17 converted open lawns into cozy, enclosed cabins.