Since 1995, Chelsea Piers in new York City has been known as an entertainment and sports complex.
Not only is there a skating rink, a bowling alley , and a golf course at Pier 59, where you can channel your inner Tiger Woods , but if you look hard enough , you might be able to locate “Law and Order Way”,.
That’s right , like the television show as many episodes were filmed here.
It’s also a place where people can leave their own boats and take cruises .
Around the early 1900s, Chelsea Piers was the place for all ships to dock in New York Harbor .
Pier 59 at that time was supposed to be the final destination for the Titanic .
The ship Carpathia was the rescue ship for the survivors from the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean .
The Carpathia docked on Pier 54.
There aren’t any ships at that pier now, just what seems to be a frame of a pier.
Pier 54 was the starting point for the luxury liner, The Lusitania , which was bound for Europe in 1915.
It never made it .
It was blown up by a German Uboat during World War I .
There were no survivors this time.
In the days before and after World War I I , anybody who was somebody , whether they were rich or poor , movie stars, or even service members leaving or returning from war, left from Chelsea Piers .
This was the place that the 1936 United States Olympic Track Team sailed from to go to Berlin , Germany as the picture on the wall of Jesse Owens and some of his teammates tells you .