The Hudson Beach Cafe at 105th street inside Riverside Park has closed down, and Riverside Park is seeking a new concessionaire for the site.
The cafe was a “great little place to sip a beer” by the Hudson River and a dog park, one Yelper remarked.
Others were less praiseworthy: “The food was always bad. The view was always good,” one commenter wrote after we reported in 2012 it had been closed down temporarily for health violations.
A tipster told us the site has been deserted this Spring.
“Several months back, I walked by there during the day and saw what looked like a business closing of some sort – complete with handshakes and photographers. Since then, they’ve removed all tables, shelters etc.– it’s looking pretty deserted. Would be such a shame if we couldn’t stop and get an afternoon beer there this spring/summer!”
The Boat Basin at 79th street, however, opened last weekend. And Pier I at 70th street is set to open this weekend. Hopefully, the spot on 105th will get a new vendor soon.
Photo of the Hudson Beach Cafe in happier times by jacopast.