Strategic Partnerships, Hospitality, Retail, Mixed-Use
THE SEAPORT OF TOMORROW
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. The Pier Village, a collection of waterfront restaurants by culinary powerhouses on the first two floors of Pier 17, will welcome its first restaurant by summer 2019 with the opening of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s seafood restaurant followed by openings from David Chang of the Momofuku Group, Helene Henderson of Malibu Farm, and Andrew Carmellini. Pier 17 is home to ESPN’s new live broadcast studios, which opened in April 2018.