Pier 53

 

Pier 53 has been restored, and a beautiful park has taken the place of the abandoned area.

On the spot of this new park at Washington and Columbus, hundreds of thousands of immigrants entered the country. The immigration pier was built in 1876 and brought in up to 1,500 new immigrants each day.

Pier 53 opened yesterday, August 15th, 2014. It's my new favorite spot.