New York

New York and New Jersey Will Host the FIFA World Cup in 2026

The two will share hosting duties.

Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock
Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock
Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock

Get ready to cheer as loud as you can. New York and New Jersey were jointly selected to host soccer’s most important tournament, the FIFA World Cup, in 2026.

It’s the second time New York and New Jersey will open their stadiums’ doors to the soccer world cup, and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is hoping the stadiums will get the chance to host the final match.

“As much as we want the early games, we also want the final game as well,” Murphy said during a celebration at Liberty State Park. “We want the World Cup trophy to be hoisted here at MetLife Stadium.”

In addition to the United States, Mexico and Canada are the other two countries selected for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. In the US, besides New York and New Jersey, other cities will welcome teams and fans to the tournament game, including Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Kansas City, Houston, Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia, and Miami.

“We are energized!” Said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. “Soccer has a way of bridging us all together.”

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New York

A New Waterfront Park with Incredible Views Just Opened in Williamsburg

It's a new section of Bushwick Inlet Park.

Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks

New Yorkers will now have a new spot to lounge and relax this summer.

Located at 50 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a new section of Bushwick Inlet Park opened by the water, offering incredible views and curated green spaces to residents and tourists alike. Equipped with bike paths and a sports field and adorned with flowers and new plants, the new space is set to become one of Williamsburg’s main public spaces.

Featuring benches and an elevated lawn on an artificial hill, the new two-acre park encourages visitors to sit down and take in the breathtaking waterfront views of NYC’s skyline. Originally, the new space opened in April, but it was only open on weekends as a pop-up. Now, it is finally open seven days a week, and it welcomes guests from 7 am–10 pm.

To celebrate the new opening, the park is going to host events all summer, from music concerts to movie screenings. For more information and to stay update with the programming, you can visit the park’s website. Take a look at some photos of the new space below:

Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks
Photo by Daniel Avila, courtesy of NYC Parks

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