Summer 2018 Hammock Tour of NYC
May 24, 2018 7:52 AM   Subscribe

Where in New York City or adjacent areas can I find hammocks or other suspended seating?

A new beau and I are getting excited for summer and would like to spend our time in hammocks or other suspended seating throughout the city. Porch swings, regular swings, or hammock chairs are acceptable as well. We've already visited Rooftop Reds in the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the hammock grove on Governor's Island is on our list.

New Yorkers of Metafilter, where can I gently sway this summer?
posted by rabbitbookworm to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (7 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Create your own suspended haven! We have a couple of these camping hammocks, and they’re fantastic. They come with straps to wrap around two tree trunks and easily pack into a small travel pouch.
posted by defreckled at 8:05 AM on May 24, 2018

Best answer: Gantry Plaza State Park, in Long Island City right at the waterfront, has hammocks. And it's a great little park.
posted by millipede at 8:26 AM on May 24, 2018

We have a couple of these camping hammocks, and they’re fantastic.

May I recommend instead this one? It comes with its own folding stand, so you don't need to hunt down any trees. I highly recommend getting a couple of these and taking them to Rockaway Beach, and/or anywhere else where folding chairs are allowed. (I also often set mine up in my living room.)
posted by showbiz_liz at 9:00 AM on May 24, 2018

Perhaps not what you're looking for, but the Nu Hotel in Brooklyn has hammock suites.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 10:48 AM on May 24, 2018

A side note for plans of suspending hammocks from trees: many parks are unenthusiastic about this. Please check before hammocking.
posted by sciencegeek at 3:08 PM on May 24, 2018 [1 favorite]

ENO, a big name in hammocks, published a guide to responsible hammocking. Read it over - it's full of good advice. And use tree-saver straps.
posted by workerant at 7:28 PM on May 25, 2018

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