NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Plans for Manhattan's first public beach are moving forward.
The Hudson River Park Trust says construction on a major waterfront redevelopment in the Meatpacking District will start in the spring.
The $70 million project at Pier 52 features a sand-covered area with access for kayaks.
No swimming will be allowed.
It will be called "The Gansevoort Peninsula" and it will also include green space, a sports field and a dog run.
It is expected to open in 2023.
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