The Concrete Shore: North River Transformations from Steamboat Piers to Waterfront Park

Janes Walk

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.

Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Thursday, May 6, 2021
1:00 PM
1-2 hours

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: History & Culture
Platform: On Zoom
Language: English