Little Island NYC – Spring 2022

Hi friends, welcome back! I’m sharing another NYC Spring Bucket List item today, a spring tour of Little Island. I previously shared about the history and creation of this unique park in this post, so be sure to check that out for more details. There’s not much new to say about Little Island since my last post, but I hope you enjoy the cheerful spring colors brightening up the gloomy day.

I remembered to get a picture of the arch of the original Cunard-White Star building from when this pier served as the arrival and departure spot for Trans-Atlantic voyages.

I loved the bright pops of color welcoming me to the park.


Starting May 12, 2022 through September 18, 2022, a free timed entry reservation is required to enter the park after 12:00 pm Thursday–Sunday.  You can arrive anytime within your 1-hour reservation window and stay as long as you’d like, until closing. I’ve never been on the weekend, so I’m not sure how hard it is to get a time slot or how crowded it gets. I’d say most people spend about thirty minutes to an hour meandering through the park.

The views here never get old to me.

Hopefully we’ll make it to a performance here this summer.

Despite the gloomy day I ended up going back here, I thought the island looked beautiful. I think this park is incredibly unique and I love how they blend the structure and nature so seamlessly.

Next door to Little Island on Pier 57 there is a new rooftop park. I popped over there after and will have a tour soon 🙂

I’d definitely make sure you add Little Island to your NYC itinerary if you haven’t been yet. It’s a great spot to check out and enjoy some beautiful green space in NYC. The views of Lower Manhattan, Hudson Yards, and the Empire State Building can’t be beat and you can spend as little or as long as you please here. Just make sure you reserve a time slot if you’re coming Thursday-Sunday. I hope you enjoyed this spring tour! Stay tuned for a post on Little Island’s neighbor, Pier 57 coming next week 🙂

14 thoughts on “Little Island NYC – Spring 2022

  1. Interesting post Lyssy. I love the urban shots framed by blooms. Flowers in the foreground, as my beloved always says. Thanks for sharing. Allan

    1. Thank you! It’s the best of both world with beautiful blooms and a cool skyline. Makes it easy to photograph!

    1. My pleasure! You’ll enjoy checking out Little Island no matter the season 🙂

    1. Always so hopeful seeing the spring blooms. For some reason I thought that said rarely instead of really and I was like weird haha

    1. Such a pretty place to explore, they do a great job with the landscaping!

  2. Nice to see this tiny oasis again. Are the buildings in the background in some of your photos intentionally leaning, or is it just trick photography (especially in the one just after the yellow flowers)? Those structures made me pause, and sort of forget about Little Island 🙂

    1. You have a good eye, I didn’t even notice that! They are designed to be leaning and eventually will have a skywalk to connect them per an article I read. I’m guessing rent will be very expensive once they’re done!

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