This place is amazing, and soccer in the cold rain is starting to grow on me. Located on the West Side Highway and W. Houston St, Pier 40, an outdoor, multi-sport artificial-turf field, extends out onto the H. Hudson River to house the equivalent of 3-4 soccer fields. Pier 40 is home to approximately 2,200 long-term parking spaces, kayaks, and Hudson River Park offices. Around the entire perimeter of Pier 40 is a public esplanade. There are also indoor and outdoor athletic fields with uses that range from soccer and football to rugby and baseball. Surely, this is my next photo shoot location. After a late-night game like last night with soaked uniforms and injuries to nurse, all you want to do is look at books, open the day’s mail, play with puzzles, read, and dry-off.