Hi friends, welcome back! After walking along the High Line, I made my way over to Little Island on Pier 55. This park is free to visit and spans two acres atop unique, concrete tulip pods. To learn more about the history and construction of this pier, you can read my prior post here. Little Island also has a History Audio Tour narrated by Tony Award Winner André De Shields you can listen to on your phone while exploring the island.
I love all the greenery and wonderful smells, it’s a nice break from the city sidewalks across the street.
I also enjoy walking along the paths to see the different views of NYC. I visited as the wildfire smoke was starting to invade NYC, but I could still see most of the landmarks.
Hudson Yards to the north.
Lower Manhattan to the south.
Pier 57 which I blogged about here.
If all the sightseeing and walking makes you hungry, you can grab a bite or a refreshment from one of the food trucks.
In the summer Little Islands hosts free events for kids and they also have performances at night in the Amphitheater. I haven’t made it to a performance yet, but it’s on my list!
Hope you enjoyed this tour of Little Island! If you’re in the area it’s definitely worth crossing the street to explore this unique park.