Pier 3 Greenway Terrace
Pier 3 Greenway Terrace
Experience a truly peaceful space that’s sheltered from the rush and noise of the city.
Upcoming Events at Pier 3 Greenway Terrace
About Pier 3 Greenway Terrace
Framed by panoramic views of the New York Harbor and skyline, and featuring salvaged granite blocks that emerge from planted areas, the Pier 3 Greenway Terrace completes the continuous promenade that runs along the water’s edge from Pier 1 to Pier 6. Admire the scenery from shady seating nooks beneath the Metasequoia trees or savor the stillness from the lawn cascading down the terrace to the south.
The sweeping Granite Terrace provides a unique gathering spot with spectacular views of the New York Harbor. The terrace includes stacked granite blocks that rise 4 to 5 feet and include plantings of flowering trees and evergreens to provide a shady seating area. The granite was salvaged from work on the Roosevelt Island and Willis Avenue Bridges. Included in this area is the sound attenuating hill that separates this stretch of park from Furman Street and the noisy Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. This hill runs along the entire length of the Pier 3 Greenway Terrace and reduces noise pollution in the park up to 75 percent.
The sound attenuating hill also serves another purpose this summer: it’s home to four hungry goats! We’ve recruited these furry fellows for a trial program to test their weed control capabilities. The goats have been trained to eat weeds but leave our normal grass alone. This makes them more effective and eco-friendly than chemical weed killers, which we do not use in the Park. While they may be cute, we ask that you do not disturb them and allow them to work in peace. If the trial run goes well, they may be back next summer for another season of weed control!
The Pier 3 Greenway Terrace also features two lawns that provide breathtaking views of the harbor. A large lawn sits just south of the Granite Terrace and provides direct views of Governors Island and the Statue of Liberty. A smaller lawn northwest of the terrace sits along the water’s edge and is sloped to provide great views of the skyline.
On the Granite Terrace, you can find the Brooklyn Bridge Park Book Cart, which houses a small library of books available to the public. Sit back, relax, and enjoy sweeping waterfront views with your favorite book. Open seasonally every day from dawn till dusk. If you are interested in making donations to the Book Cart, please contact Andrew Greer.