New details revealed for Pier 17, the foodie oasis coming to the South Street Seaport

February 27, 2018

A rendering of Pier 17’s proposed temporary rooftop structure via LPC/ Howard Hughes Corp.

The Howard Hughes Corporation has worked since 2010 to revitalize the Seaport District as a destination for New Yorkers, bringing more than 400,000 square feet of cultural and culinary space to the waterfront. The highlight of the $731 million redevelopment remains Pier 17, a four-story building designed by Achim Menges with a see-through canopy, dining options, an iPic theater, retail and more. The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved the revised designs for the project in December and the New York Post has just learned more information about the project’s timeline, with nearly everything set to open at some point this year.

Progress at the South Street Seaport redevelopment via CityRealty

ESPN’s 19,000-square-foot new studio, the network’s first in New York, will open in April. The new space, which will occupy the third floor of the complex, will feature three studios, two made for TV and one for radio. Shortly after, the pier’s rooftop dining space will open this summer.

On the first level, the much-anticipated restaurants of Jean-Georges Vongerichten and David Chang, who will open a new Momofuku, are expected to open in the fall and later in 2018, respectively. And the Post learned on Monday that Andrew Carmellini from NoHo Hospitality Group just signed a lease for an 11,000-square-foot space on the same level, set to open next year.

Vongerichten will also bring a 40,000-square-foot seafood market to the historic Tin Building, which was once home to one of the world’s largest fish markets, the Fulton Fish Market. The Howard Hughes Corp’s project included refurbishing the Tin Building to move it out of the floodplain and rebuild it, restoring to its 19th-century aesthetic.

The Mr. C Hotel, operated by Cipriani, will also open this summer at the former site of the Best Western. Other openings include DITA Eyewear this spring, vegan restaurant Chloe this summer, Italian store 10 Corso Como this fall and an independent bookstore McNally Jackson by the end of the year. Office space is expected at Pier 17 as well, with about 130,000 square feet up for grabs.

[Via NY Post]


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    The tragedy of the use of unsustainable rainforest wood continues in New York City and beyond. NYCEDC recommended that jatoba (“Brazilian cherry”) be used by Howard Hughes Corporation for redecking Pier 17, and no one’s be able to stop it. A huge swath of Amazon rainforests will be destroyed to produce the wood for this project. So many other (even better) alternatives are readily available, yet EDC is wedded to destroying rainforests for just about ever outdoor project they are involved in. Just south of this, Pier 15 is decked with ipê, also from the Amazon. The list goes on. When will NYC and public benefit corporations supposedly administering the *public benefit* stop specifying woods logged from rainforests? This logging has been shown to be the primary factor leading to total deforestation which, in turn, has been shown to be a major cause of not only climate change, but mass extinction. Concerned? Contact Rainforest Relief at [email protected].