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There’s a sports complex by the river?


62 Chelsea Piers 

Stretching from the 17th to the 23rd street on the westside of Manhattan are four piers that have come to be known as Chelsea piers today. Originally known to be a passenger ship terminal in the early 1900s, the pier was shut down in preparation for a highway to be constructed along the Hudson. However, after a failed highway project, the pier was auctioned off, and construction of the impressive waterfront that it is today began. Opened in 1995, this sports complex offers not only a state-of-the-art facility suitable for even the finest Olympians, but also a stunning view of the Hudson River, this facility is definitely a fitness lover’s paradise. 

In addition to a sports facility, this complex is also home to a skating rink, a bowling alley, a spa, a theater, restaurants, and much more. Located in front of the complex is Hudson River Greenway, where runners, cyclists and pedestrians share a wide pathway which runs along the city from Lower Manhattan to the Upper West Side. The Hudson River Greenway is a part of the East Coast Greenway which runs from Florida to Maine, and is the most heavily used bikeway in the United States. 

If you’d like to enjoy a meal with a view of the sunset on the water, or just want to workout at one of the most well known fitness facilities in the city, Chelsea Piers is the place for you!

However, please do remember to consult their website for detailed information on schedules and prices since they can vary!