Neighboring One Manhattan Square and the Lower East Side is NYC’s South Street Seaport District. This delightfully cobblestoned setting is overflowing with history dating back to the birth of NYC as we know it—alongside happening cocktail bars, restaurants, and live music on Pier 17.
South Street Seaport Museum
Get your historical bearings at South Street Seaport Museum. Described as the place “where New York begins,” this treasure trove of 28,000 objects explores how NYC’s maritime roots made it the city it is today. See everything from scrimshaw ivory to striking photos of vintage ocean liners streaming into port.
Once you’re heady with history, relax with a cocktail at The Greens on Pier 17. You can reserve your own mini-lawn or patio table with panoramic views across the East River: a spectacular spot to enjoy a Gin Slipper or two and discuss your favorite museum finds.
Time for lunch: with its leather banquettes and views of the ships outside, Carne Mare makes for a refined setting. On the menu are yellowfin tuna tartar, spicy lobster spaghetti, and roasted swordfish with salsa rossa—each as divine as it sounds. It’s no wonder the seafood here is good—the famed Fulton Fish Market is just a few doors down.
Momofuku Ssäm Bar
A New York Korean restaurant from reputed chef Eunjo Park, Momofuku Ssäm Bar reels you in with delicious bite-sized morsels like chili jam popcorn shrimp before wowing you with mains such as the grilled pork belly with sweet gochujang marinade. The wine list is extensive, with 15 champagnes alone, including a 1989 Pierre Gimonnet & Fils.
Pier 17 caters handsomely to nonmeat eaters too. by CHLOE. claims its plant-forward food is “crazy delicious,” and who are we to argue? Tuck into towering guac burgers made with pea and lentil patties or try the 100% vegan mac n’ cheeze, ingeniously put together with sweet potato-cashew sauce and shiitake “bacon.”
Live Music at Pier 17
What better way to round off your South Street Seaport visit than by singing the night away at a live concert on Pier 17? It’s not difficult to find something that’ll get your toes tapping and arms waving; in the coming months, there are performances from Flogging Molly, Rufus Wainwright, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Bikini Kill. Then it’s back to your One Manhattan Square condo with a full belly, harmonies on your mind, and a spring in your step. Contact us to start your many Lower East Side adventures at One Manhattan Square.