What’s New in the Seaport
Get ready to get happy—summer’s on the way, and it’s going to be an amazing season here in the Seaport. The fresh energy of spring is already in the air, with recent expansions of indoor dining capacities and the arrival al fresco cocktail weather. Along with new menus at Pier 17’s signature restaurants, The Fulton and Malibu Farm, here are some of the new openings on the way across the District.
Your Favorite Summer Eateries are Back
Cobble & Co. and its outdoor terrace have reopened for both pick-up and eat-in service (with indoor service following all government safety protocols). The light, airy space on the corner of Fulton and Front Streets is the perfect place to refuel with burgers and other favorites on your warm-weather walks around the neighborhood, or to reconnect over brunch or dinner.
Over at Pier 17, The Greens returns on May 3rd, for what is sure to be a marquee season on The Rooftop. After all, what better way to savor NYC’s reawakening than on your own mini-lawn set against the backdrop of the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge? It’s the ultimate place for summer sunset hours right here in downtown Manhattan.
New Restaurants & Casual Eats
Well, this is exciting: Momofuku’s beloved Ssäm Bar has just moved from the East Village to Pier 17, where Chef Eunjo Park will be serving up her New York-inspired Korean menu featuring irresistible kimbap and large-format ssäms alongside playful craft cocktails, wine and beer.
Another Pier 17 newcomer is the always-fun Mister Dips, which will be serving up its griddle burgers, fries and soft-serve cones from this spring. Follow @eatmisterdips on Instagram to get the opening date scoop.
Later in the summer, Pier 17 welcomes Carne Mare, an Italian chophouse from Chef Andrew Carmellini, set over two levels, with a large bar area on the ground floor and a dining room on the second.
Meanwhile, at 1 Fulton Street, on the Seaport’s cobblestones, an exciting new restaurant in partnership with John Eden, previously of Shorty’s 32, and James Beard award-winner Wylie Dufresne is taking shape, with a view to opening later in 2021. There’ll be more to come on this project from the two culinary powerhouses in the weeks ahead.
Fashion, Fun & Culture
We all need a dose of happiness. That’s the ethos behind a special pop-up with a cause that’s coming to the Seaport from May 1st through the end of June. Happy Jack is a gallery and store in tribute of Jack Nathan, who created Happy Jack as a community for kids who struggle with mental illness, like he did. For Jack, art was therapy and now you can browse his work in this limited-time exhibition and boutique, open Fridays–Sundays, from 12–7pm. A portion of each product is donated by Jack’s family to foundations that help keep Jack’s mission and legacy alive.
In case you missed it, iPic recently reopened with limited capacity (following the latest government guidelines) and some minor adjustments to the overall experience to ensure everyone’s comfort and safety, such as thermal temperature readings upon entry. You can read more at iPic’s website, but rest assured that this deluxe way of taking in a new release or classic movie is as good as it ever was, with comfortable seating, and next-level food and drinks available. iPic’s standalone restaurant, The Tuck Room is also open again, and is developing a new menu which will debut in the summer.
Games are another thing many of us missed over the past year—but a new recreation experience set to open near iPic in the Fulton Market Building hopes to change that. The Lawn Club is a new entertainment destination bringing the joy of lawn games into the city for New Yorkers. Guests will be able to rent individual turf courts designed for a variety of games including cornhole, bocce, croquet, and more. The interactive concept will make use of 10,000 square feet of indoor space—with additional courts extending to the sidewalks along South Street, Fulton Street and Front Street in the summer months. Bring your game face and expect league nights to come, along with tailgate viewing packages for popular televised sporting events.