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Greenwich Village

W Houston St to Gansevoort St

Devoted to pedestrians, the esplanade runs uninterrupted  the entire length of Greenwich Village. Walk, run or sit by the river and enjoy the spectacular views and beautiful lawn areas. Christopher Street Fountain is the favorite meeting place. The fountain is strategically located to be seen from multiple points. Cool off and people-watch from the seating that encircles the fountain.

The Bow Notch just north of Pier 46 is a vestige of the river’s past as a bustling commercial waterfront: in the nineteenth century, as boats grew longer the piers also needed to be extended, but could not exceed a length of 1000 feet due to federal law. Instead of adding onto the pier, land was excavated to make way for large vessels.

Take a WALKING TOUR or EXPLORE ON YOUR OWN. Look out for “ghost streets”, a reminder of the commercial past of Manhattan's waterfront when streets lead straight to the water.

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Art In The Park

The Apple

The sculpture is nine feet tall and weighs three tons. It sits in the beautiful Millennium Garden atop a circular bronze bench supported by apple cores.

Holland-America Line Mural

The current Pier 40 was built in the early 1960s as a passenger ship terminal for the Holland-America lines. A beautiful ceramic mural showcasing the line still exists in the pier’s lobby. The Shipping Mural was created by artist Frank Nix.

AIDS Memorial

This permanant monument was built to commemorate those who have died from the disease, those who live with HIV, and those who have cared for people with HIV/AIDS, educators and researchers who will one day eradicate it.