Strategic Partnerships, Retail, Mixed-Use
THE SEAPORT OF TOMORROW
The Seaport District is located on the East River in burgeoning Lower Manhattan with unparalleled views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and the New York skyline. Its rich history as New York City’s original commercial hub and its storied waterfront location make the Seaport District one of New York City’s most unique settings. Travel+Leisure named the Seaport the 22nd most visited tourist attraction in the world as it drew approximately 15 million visitors prior to the redevelopment.
The transformed Seaport District will encompass seven buildings on several city blocks totaling more than 400,000 square feet filled with cutting-edge dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural offerings that will make the district one of the city’s ultimate destinations. These offerings include restaurants from culinary powerhouses Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Momofuku Group led by David Chang as the first to be announced in what will become an unparalleled range of dining options in the Seaport District, including a 40,000 square foot food market in the restored Tin Building featuring Jean-Georges that will rival the most popular food concepts; the world’s first concept store 10 Corso Como; leading cinema operator iPic Theaters first Manhattan location; and the new Pier 17 building that will be highlighted by a 1.5-acre rooftop that will include a restaurant, outdoor bars and a venue for concerts and special events that will become one of the world’s most recognized entertainment destinations. The rooftop will be programmed year-round; home to a seasonal summer concert series as well as a winter village and a cultural and entertainment gathering place for New Yorkers and visitors. Other tenants will include McNally Jackson Books, a popular New York independent bookseller, Amsterdam-based retailer Scotch and Soda, and innovative fast casual vegan restaurant by CHLOE.
Construction of the new Pier 17 building is underway, featuring a striking glass façade that provides spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and the skylines of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The refurbished Tin Building, once home to one of the world’s largest fish markets and the future home of the Jean-Georges curated food market, will be painstakingly moved out of the floodplain and rebuilt piece by piece, restoring it to its 19th-century glory. The building, pushed back from the FDR Drive, will also include increased plaza space for both customers and local residents to enjoy. As we move forward, The Seaport District will continue to celebrate its historical significance while remaining a unique destination serving as a compelling link between a storied waterfront legacy and the future of New York.