Amenities on this 900-foot-long pier include a promenade, artful shade structures, spray showers, seating areas, wood decking and an expansive grass lawn. Known as the green beach by day during the summer, Pier 45 hosts free Sunset Salsa classes and relaxed Sunset on the Hudson concerts during the Park’s programming season. What’s better than enjoying music and dancing along the water’s edge?
A curious vestige of Hudson River Park’s maritime past is located between Piers 45 & 46. In the nineteenth century, the federal government established the United States Pierhead Line to ensure that piers and ships would not block the shipping channel. This semicircular area excision from the bulkhead was made to allow longer ships to come to the former pier located in this area, without extending into the channel.