Pier 26

My wife and I have seen three shows during this, the inaugural year of concerts at Pier 26. We saw a personal fave of mine, The Gaslight Anthem, in July. And we saw Passion Pit on back to back nights just last weekend.

Pier 26 is an incredible venue. It’s a pier. You’re outside. In NYC. In the summer. On the water!

What’s not to like?

The noise, apparently.

Rock concerts at the Hudson River Park’s Pier 26 will not return next summer, and the last open slot in the current 10-show series will not be filled, according to an email to TriBeCa residents from the group overseeing the event.

The Hudson River Park Trust made its decision about the outdoor series due to noise complaints from residents, said Madelyn Wils, the trust’s president and chief executive in an email sent Friday.

“What was meant to be a positive experience has ended up disturbing many of our neighbors, and we apologize for that and ask for your patience and understanding during the remaining concerts,” Wils said.

Residents said concerts are not the problem, the volume is, and the current situation could have been avoided had the trust conferred with neighbors before the shows were booked. Past swing and jazz events “were great,” said North Moore Street resident Marie Vittoria.

Total bummer that there won’t be any more shows at Pier 26.

A few personal photos are in order then, yeah? Yeah.

Gaslight –




Thanks, Pier 26, for making summer ’13 a super memorable one. 

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