Summer at the Seaport

Summer at the Seaport

If you weren’t in New York City during Hurricane Sandy—the massive 2012 storm that shook the Northeast—you probably saw plenty of pictures of massive flooding and yellow cabs submerged in water. Most of these horrific images were taken in Lower Manhattan, the area of the city that received the most damage. Over subsequent years, areas in this part of town have gone through extensive renovations, including the historic South Street Seaport.

Although the South Street Seaport is still adding to its offerings (a shopping and dining mecca will open at Pier 17 next year), you can still enjoy several fun activities in the area this summer.

On the food front, Smorgasburg will open in the Seaport for its third season on May 27. The foodie paradise will be located in the recently renovated Fulton Market Building, marking the first time Smorgasburg will be held indoors. Visitors can nosh on new offerings like Belgian fries from Home Frite, Landhaus’ sandwiches and Hong Kong street food-inspired egg waffles from Wowfulls in addition to old favorites such as lobster rolls from Red Hook Lobster Pound, Filipino-inspired spring rolls from Lumpia Shack Snack Bar NYC and Mexican fare from Cemitas El Tigre. Visitors can eat inside or grab a seat outdoors to savor selections while taking in Instagram-worthy views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan. You can also enjoy views and brews at the new seasonal outdoor watering hole Fulton St. Bar. If you want to grab produce and other goods to-go, Fulton Stall Market will be open on Sundays and offer local food and specialty goods.

When it comes to shopping, you can jazz up your home with a few design objects, including furniture, lighting and artwork, from Seaport Studios Design Market, a pop-up shop open thru June 11.

Although you can head to the Seaport any time this summer, the destination will kick off the season Memorial Day weekend with musical performances by Brooklyn-based indie rock bands Flower Girl, Heavy Birds, Katie Von Schleicher and more. 


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