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Little Red Lighthouse

Lighthouse and Scenic Lookout
Hudson Heights, New York
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  • JazzyOne B.
    "Relax and reflect at the Little Red Light House."(3 Tips)
    Tom M.
    "little thing directly under the GW bridge"(3 Tips)
    Time Out New York
    "Great Gray Bridge."(2 Tips)
    Joshua
    "... and the Great Gray Bridge' based on this landmark."(2 Tips)
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  • City of New York
    City of New YorkAugust 23, 2013
    Don't miss the Little Red Lighthouse Festival every fall, which offers free tours and other fun activities to celebrate the area.
  • Nakisha
    NakishaAugust 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you come here with little ones you HAVE to read them the '42 children's book "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge." It's SO inspiring even "kids at heart" can be moved by it too 😉
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 9, 2013
    The Little Red lighthouse was almost rendered obsolete by the construction of the George Washington Bridge, but its supporters saved it from destruction. Today, the light is still active!
  • Andrew F.
    This is the only lighthouse in Manhattan. It was moved here from Sandy Hook, NJ in 1921, and then became irrelevant in 1931 when the GW bridge was built (the bridge was electrified when built)
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkJune 28, 2013
    Originally called Jeffrey’s Hook Lighthouse, this landmark earned its nickname in 1942 with the publication of Hildegarde H. Swift’s The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge. Read more
  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksOctober 8, 2013
    The lighthouse was set to be demolished in 1951 until a nationwide campaign saved it, powered by thousands of children who loved the book The Little Red Lighthouse.
  • City of New York
    City of New YorkApril 8, 2013
    Did you know? This historic structure is the only remaining lighthouse in Manhattan today.
  • Lindsey Y.
    Lindsey YooOctober 13, 2014
    This bright, iconic lighthouse is flanked by beautiful views of the Hudson River & distant skyscrapers. Come here in the fall to see the foliage!
  • Sloan
    SloanFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite spots in NYC and a great back story behind its continued existence. Every Sept/Oct the city has an annual festival in the area next to it
  • Pierre v.
    Pierre van MedgeOctober 27, 2013
    The comment about this lighthouse being the only one remaining in Manhattan is inaccurate: there is another one at the northern tip of Roosevelt Island!
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusNovember 9, 2011
    Imitate famed pianists Cipa and Misha Dichter and take a bike ride along the Hudson River until you reach the light house located right underneath the bridge. Read more it on MetroFocus. Read more
  • Montana P.
    Montana PatAugust 23, 2013
    The subject of a wonderful book: "The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Grey Bridge" The book my be meant for children, but a wonderful tale for all.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 25, 2015
    Rarely open to the public but worth making sure you visit when it is. Only lighthouse in Manhatten.
  • Harlem A.
    Harlem AmbassadorJune 4, 2013
    Who hasn't read that kids book but this writer! Located in an obscure area that requires tenacity and skill for access. The view is noteworthy. Avoid oncoming storms. Pm hours are at your own peril.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniAugust 9, 2014
    Amazing views of the city and river at twilight. Bike up along west side highway.
  • David H.
    David HowlandOctober 25
    Very strange place to find a lighthouse but beautiful none the less. It's nice to have a nice experience at the GW bridge.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYMarch 30, 2010
    The lighthouse was first established in 1889 in Sandy Hook, NJ, where it stood until 1917. It was reconstructed here in 1921 & was in operation until 1947.
  • Tom M.
    Tom M.August 6, 2014
    A must destination when biking along the Hudson River--cute little thing directly under the GW bridge
  • Vivek B.
    Vivek BhagwatOctober 26, 2014
    Really beautiful views, relatively hidden
  • Scott M.
    Scott MichenerJanuary 13, 2010
    Visit the little red lighthouse, and get an amazing view of the George Washington Bridge and the hudson river valley. Also beautiful Manhattan views.
  • LittleLs D.
    We love coming here with our dogs during the summer and run and roll in the grass
  • LukaSH
    LukaSHAugust 26, 2014
    Views of Manhattan are amazing from here!
  • Edwin M.
    Edwin MarceloSeptember 30, 2014
    Great walk for cardio! Haha!
  • Angad S.
    Angad SinghOctober 20
    Nothing like a lighthouse in a middle of the city with a view as vast as your eye sight
  • Ana U.
    Ana UrsoMay 27, 2012
    Great spot. Natural breeze off the river makes it cool in the summer.
  • vega e.
    vega ericApril 7, 2011
    Its never open but great spot during the day for pics. Area to be avoided at night
  • Kelsey M.
    Beautiful view and a great place to run and picnic
  • Jorge V.
    Jorge VaronaAugust 30, 2011
    When BBQ season is over this is a good place to get away from the sights and sounds of Washington Heights.
  • Cari
    CariJune 2, 2012
    Amazing views of the manhattan skyline
  • Tudor P.
    Tudor PopescuSeptember 11, 2014
    Do not drive your boat into this little lighthouse!!!
  • Jon h.
    Jon hoffmanAugust 10, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    enjoy the view and the water fountain as you take a rest from that long bike ride.
  • JazzyOne B.
    JazzyOne BeMeAugust 12, 2010
    Relax and reflect at the Little Red Light House. The water is calming. Wear comfortable shoes...
  • Bob D.
    Bob DeAmbraApril 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice place to relax on your bike around manhattan greenway.
  • A Z.
    A ZFebruary 28, 2013
    Took some of our engagement pics here - beautiful!!
  • Lou P.
    Lou PaskalisApril 4, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Opens to the public four times a year. Lovely spot.
  • Edwin M.
    Edwin MarceloSeptember 30, 2014
    Cute lighthouse
  • Craig E.
    Craig ElimeliahJanuary 31, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    One of manhattans hidden secrets. A great place to get inspired.
  • Jay C.
    Jay CaseyMay 28, 2011
    I left a bag of $20s buried in the rocky riverbank. Good luck trying to find it.
  • Alyssa G.
    Alyssa GonzalezMay 27, 2013
    Also known as Jeffrey's Hook Light house
  • Yogesh N.
    Yogesh NaikMarch 13, 2013
    Histroy at the base of GWB Bridge
  • Joshua
    JoshuaApril 14, 2010
    Read the book 'The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge' based on this landmark.
  • Tim J.
    Tim JohnsonMarch 5, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fortwashingtonpark/highlights/8258 Read more
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel M.September 25, 2010
    There's no good way to get into this park.
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