Summer on the Waterfront: Hudson River Park

June 2021

Hudson River Park runs an impressive four miles along the western shoreline of Manhattan — and right past the luxury rentals at 555TEN. As NYC reopens for summer, make the most of this uniquely repurposed industrial waterfront, with its charming lawns, restaurants, and community activities, that sits on the doorstep of 555TEN’s Midtown West apartments.

Lazing on Lawns

Sometimes all a sunny afternoon calls for is a patch of lush, green grass for relaxing. Hudson River Park has plenty. Recline with a good novel at Linda’s Lawn, or top up your tan on nearby Locomotive Lawn. Pier 96 is home to Clinton Cove — walkable from 555TEN’s no-fee rentals, and it’s the perfect spot for picnicking. Walk around a bit and you’ll discover some of the park’s many public artworks. Particularly worth seeking out is Malcolm Cochran’s “Private Passage.” It’s a sculpture of an oversized wine bottle with an interior that mirrors a stateroom from the Queen Mary ocean liner.

Take to the Water (Or Stay on Dry Land)

You needn’t be a seasoned sailor to take to the Hudson River. Wander down to the waterfront from 555TEN to find Manhattan Kayak, offering kayak and paddleboard lessons and experiences — there’s even an after-dark excursion. Next door, on Pier 83, is Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises. Be a tourist for a change, and drink in Manhattan skyline views by day, or watch the city twinkle after dark on the Harbor Lights Cruise. Prefer to remain on dry land? Join the scores of joggers who use the park’s pathways for their daily routine, or hire a bike from Pier 84, and take off along the Hudson River Greenway.

Waterfront Drinking and Dining

On balmy evenings, nothing rivals refined cocktails followed by a meal under the stars. Try The Press Lounge for stunning views over the Hudson River, paired with summery sips, including pink negronis and spiked lemonades. Or, gorge on freshly caught seafood and prosecco aboard the North River Lobster Company‘s floating restaurant. Both are within comfortable walking distance of the luxury rentals at 555TEN.

Be a Volunteer

Want to give something back to this incredible park? Sign up to be a member of the HRPK Green Team. Twice-monthly sessions take place throughout the summer, inviting you to slip on your gardening gloves, and dig into planting, weeding, pruning, mulching, and various other horticultural activities. Not only is it a great way to keep the park looking fine and dandy, it’s another wonderful way to bask in the beauty of the waterfront — not to mention meet fellow New Yorkers.