The New Pier A

03/08/2011
A rendering of the new Pier A in Battery Park City.
A rendering of the new Pier A in Battery Park City.

Today, the Battery Park City Authority made it official: Pier A is the latest Lower Manhattan space lucky enough to get the Poulakakos treatment.

The father-son duo, Harry and Peter, runs seven bars and restaurants in the district and their new venture will include an oyster bar, restaurant, event venue and visitor center.

“Pier A has stood vacant for nearly 20 years but the good news today is that the Battery Park City Authority, led by Bill Thompson and Gayle Horwitz, has given this jewel of New York Harbor back to the people,” said Elizabeth H. Berger, President of the Alliance for Downtown New York. “Harry and Peter Poulakakos, whose patisseries, cafés and restaurants have helped transform the Lower Manhattan dining scene, are a terrific choice to bring Pier A back to life.”

The plan calls for a casual restaurant, oyster bar with outdoor seating, coffee shop and visitor center on the first floor of the pier, an upscale restaurant and event venue on the second floor, and a smaller event and entertainment venue on the partial third floor. There will be public seating on the plaza and promenade adjacent to the pier.

Oysters on the Hudson with a Statue of Liberty sunset view? It doesn’t get much better than that.

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