Unfortunately yes, the New York Vessel is still closed. There are currently no plans in place to reopen it.
On March 15, 2019, the Vessel opened to the public. It quickly became one of New York’s most popular attractions, not just for tourists but also for locals.
Climbing to the top of the Vessel was a truly breathtaking experience, with a view of the city unlike any other.
Unfortunately, the Vessel’s safety barriers are insufficient, and several people choose this location as a place to commit suicide.
Following a number of suicides, the City decided to close the Vessel to allow for reflection and the development of alternative plans to make the structure safer.
They imposed a $10 entrance fee and made it mandatory to be accompanied by someone else in order to get on the vessel (friends, relatives, etc).
The doors reopened in May 2021, but only for about two months: a 14-year-old boy visiting with his family committed suicide at the end of June 2021.
The Vessel is not open since then.
It is unknown whether it will remain closed indefinitely. Many people are saying yes.
Which is a pity from a tourist and architectural standpoint, because it was a fantastic attraction to visit in NYC.
The Vessel is in the Hudson Yards neighbourhood of Western Manhattan.
To help you getting there, HERE the Link to Google Maps
To get there, simply take the Metro Line 7 from Times Square: it is just one stop to Hudson Yards.
We recommend visiting this area at nightfall for incredible photography.
If you want to take the Subway, we recommend reading these three blog posts:
If you want to visit the Vessel in the evening while being accompanied by a tour, we recommend our New York Lights tour:
Finally, if you’re looking for a restaurant near the Vessel, check out our article on Little Spain: