4. Visit NYC’s Newest Park, Little Island

Aerial view of Little Island
Little Island just opened last week

Little Island opened to much fanfare last week, with crowds flocking to the uniquely designed elevated island that rises out of the Hudson River. If you haven’t checked it out yet, Little Island has entry without reservations before noon and after 8 PM. Reservations between 12 PM and 8 PM over this weekend are no longer available.

Designed by Thomas Heatherwick and Signe Nielson of the landscape architecture firm MNLA, is open! Located at 13th Street at the boundary between the Meatpacking District and Chelsea, Little Island is one of the first new parks to open since the pandemic began.