Pier 25 to open today in Tribeca

November 04, 2010 12:00PM

View of Pier 25 in 2000 (left) and in 2010

The new Pier 25 on Hudson River Park in Tribeca will open to the public today at 3 p.m. At 900 feet long, the pier is almost the length of five city blocks and is the largest open space to be built in Manhattan since Central Park. The pier includes an 18-hole miniature golf course, a snack bar, beach volleyball courts, moorings for small boats and a children’s playground. “Construction is being completed today,” Noreen Doyle, executive vice president of the Hudson River Park Trust, told Crain’s. “We’re still doing some punch-test work.” Most of the funding for Pier 25, which began construction in 2006, came from the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. The Hudson River Park Trust is also working on developing other piers, including Pier 26, which will feature a boathouse that will double as a cafe and a river research and education center, and is slated for completion in 2012. [Crain’s]