One Cool Thing: NYC’s New Floating Park

Like most other cities, New York City is starting to come back to life as we emerge from COVID isolation.  And New Yorkers now have a new free attraction to enjoy — a floating park called “Little Island” on the Hudson River at 13th Street.  It was funded by fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg and her husband, Hollywood executiveBarry Diller, who persevered through years of litigation to create the gem.  It’s got a 687-seat auditorium for cultural performances and a 200-seat stage for more intimate performances, and more than 400 species of native trees and plants.  Thomas Heatherwick, the park’s designer, told Architectural Digest that he hopes the park will be a place where all kinds of people can come together and that it will “created its own atmosphere, removed from its urban surroundings.”

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