Extraordinary Places

Strategic Partnerships, Hospitality, Retail, Mixed-Use


The Seaport District is New York’s original commercial hub, located on the East River in Lower Manhattan with unparalleled views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and the city skyline. An essential part of the city for over 300 years, the re-envisioned Seaport District will continue to function as a community anchor and “port of discovery” for the rapidly growing population of Lower Manhattan. The Howard Hughes Corporation® is leveraging the Seaport District’s history as the birthplace of innovation as it transforms a district spanning several city blocks, creating approximately 450,000 square feet of dynamic culinary, fashion, entertainment and cultural experiences.


Highlights include Pier 17®, one of New York City’s newest iconic entertainment destinations, with a 1.5-acre rooftop that serves as a year-round community amenity and cultural and event space. The Rooftop at Pier 17 transforms seasonally from a Winterland experience, complete with the city’s first open-air rooftop ice skating rink, to an outdoor performance venue which was recently named “Best New Concert Venue” by Pollstar. In addition to hosting the annual Summer Concert Series, The Rooftop at Pier 17 offers an array of seasonal bar and food options, and the standalone R17 restaurant which evolves with the seasons. Pier 17 welcomed The Fulton by Jean-Georges Vongerichten in May 2019, Helene Henderson's Malibu Farm and David Chang's Bar Wayō in summer of 2019. In spring 2020, Andrew Carmellini will open two restaurant concepts, the fast casual Mister Dips followed by a signature steakhouse. Pier 17 is also home to ESPN’s live broadcast studios, which opened in April 2018, and Nike’s new creative office space.


The Seaport District features  the first Manhattan location of iPic Theaters, which is the highest grossing location in the premier cinema operator’s portfolio, and is the only permanent location of SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker in New York. The Seaport will also feature a 53,000-square-foot marketplace by Jean-Georges in the restored Tin Building which is currently under construction. For additional information, visit SeaportDistrict.NYC.