The Concrete Shore: North River Transformations from Steamboat Piers to Waterfront Park
Led By Christine McVay
How did commerce and industry transform Manhattan’s soft shoreline into today’s concrete ribbon? This virtual walk concentrates on the stretch of the Hudson River from Pier 34 (south) to Pier 66 with views to vanished sites, park landscapes, and contemporary enterprises. We’ll learn about technology and people—longshoremen, shipwreck survivors, unauthorized artists, reformers—who shaped the waterfront, piers, park, and today’s community.
This walk activity will be held on Zoom. The site itself is less than 2 miles long on the paved walkway of Hudson River Park. Restrooms are available at Pier 45, Pier 51 and Pier 62.