NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Plans for Manhattan’s first public beach are moving forward.
The Hudson River Park Trust says construction on a major waterfront redevelopment in the Meatpacking District will start in the spring.READ MORE: New York State Legislature Votes To Curb Gov. Cuomo's Emergency Powers
The $70 million project at Pier 52 features a sand-covered area with access for kayaks.READ MORE: Brooklyn Mom Wants NYC Apartments Inspected Annually After Parts Of Ceiling Crash Down On 12-Year-Old Son
No swimming will be allowed.
It will be called “The Gansevoort Peninsula” and it will also include green space, a sports field and a dog run.MORE NEWS: Immersive Public Art Installation Now On Display At Domino Park
It is expected to open in 2023.