'Little Island' opens in NYC

The floating island was built on the pillars of the former Pier 54, connected to Manhattan by a walkway that will take visitors from the trendy Meatpacking District to the site where survivors of the Titanic were taken and from where the Lusitania set sail.

In the days of greater maritime travel, the West Side was a bustling port.

Through the decades it deteriorated into industrial eyesores and homeless camps before a revitalization this century turned it into miles of magnificent parkland.

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