What’s New in Lower Manhattan

05/19/2023 in
What’s New in Lower Manhattan

Lower Manhattan Major Openings  

1 Liberty Plaza – Opened Fall 2023

The PAC NYC is redefining Lower Manhattan as a prime cultural (and dining!) destination. The Performing Arts Center is a one-of-a-kind multidisciplinary space, with the latest theatrical design, technology and boundary-pushing work located at the World Trade Center, and enticing leading international artists in theater, dance, music, film, and chamber and new opera to inspire, entertain, and unite us. On site restaurant Metropolis, a Marcus Samuelsson restaurant, is now open.

Century 21
22 Cortlandt Street – Opened May 2023

After shuttering all 13 of its locations in November 2020, including the much-loved Lower Manhattan flagship, the famed retailer has reopened in its original downtown store. The new iteration has nearly the same footprint as its predecessor, spanning 100,000 square feet over four floors, and maintains its core mission of offering designer apparel at great prices. The Lower Manhattan flagship has been a fixture of the downtown shopping experience, marrying old world New York glamor with the city’s signature hustle.

Hall des Lumières
49 Chambers Street – Opened September 2022 

Hall des Lumières is the largest permanent digital art center in New York City. Located in the historic Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank, the exhibition seamlessly showcases legendary works across the Beaux-Arts architecture. Its three exhibition areas span 31,000 square feet.

Lower Manhattan Retail Updates

One Wall Street – Opening Spring 2024

Luxury French department store Printemps will open its first US location at One Wall Street in spring 2024. The store will span 54,365 square feet over two levels. This space will include the landmarked Red Room, one of only 50 interior landmarks in New York City. The brand has commissioned internationally multi-awarded Parisian interior designer, Laura Gonzalez, as the architect on the project with the aim to create a ‘Paris meets New York’ design.

Lower Manhattan Restaurants + Bars Updates

SAGA + Overstory
70 Pine Street

Located on the top floor of Art Deco masterpiece building 70 Pine, SAGA has recently been awarded 2 Michelin Stars in the year since being opened by James Kent and Jeff Katz, the duo behind Crown Shy, on the ground floor of the same building. This restaurant has a sensational multicourse seasonal tasting menu, and exquisite views of Manhattan. 

Overstory is the elegant cocktail bar sitting above SAGA on the picturesque 64th floor that was named one of the top 50 bars in the world in 2023.

The Tin Building
96 South Street – Opened Fall 2022

Located on the site of The Seaport’s famed Fulton Fish Market, the Tin Building is a new culinary destination curated by acclaimed celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The 53,000-square food mecca offers two floors of “immersive concepts,” multiple restaurants and a market where you can buy everything from locally-sourced seafood and meats to fresh produce and specialty items. Fans of Jean-Georges can also find his first seafood restaurant, celebrated spot The Fulton, at The Seaport.

Smyth Tavern
85 West Broadway – Opened Fall 2022

This 100-seat restaurant is attached to the Smyth Hotel and is the third restaurant from John Mcdonald’s Mercer Street Hospitality group. Featuring fresh fish, raw bar, dry-aged steaks, homemade pastas and a specialty burger. The dining room is adorned with a rotating collection of artwork curated from local Downtown galleries.

Sixpoint Brewery
Brookfield Place – Opening Late 2023

Popular Brooklyn-based craft beer brand Sixpoint Brewery is set to open a 7,500 square-foot taproom, including a 2,500 square-foot outdoor beer garden at 200 Liberty Street in Brookfield Place.

Lower Manhattan Attractions Updates 

Court 16
28 Liberty Street – Opened Summer 2023

A family-friendly, membership based tennis and pickleball facility with programming for adults and children opened its first Manhattan outpost this summer in a 7,000 square-foot facility at 28 Liberty Street.

QC NY Spa on Governors Island
Opened Q2 2022

A luxury spa with amenities including relaxation rooms, saunas, massages, wellness water experiences and outdoor thermal pools with stunning 360-degree views of Manhattan, bookable for day trips year round. Governors Island is also home to fields of hammocks, hills of slides, incredible arts programming, and plenty of food options — including Island Oyster, which was nominated for a James Beard Foundation 2019 award for Best Restaurant Design.

Pier 17

The popular Summer Concert Series at this dramatic rooftop venue is bigger than ever, with Summer 2023’s lineup including Coheed and Cambria, T-Pain, Macklemore, the Pixies and Modest Mouse. Concert-goers can enjoy one-of-kind, cutting edge experiences featuring everything from pop to comedy — plus views of the Brooklyn Bridge that can’t be beat.

Pier 11

Ferry routes connecting Lower Manhattan to all five boroughs leave from Pier 11: Lower East Side, the Bronx, Astoria, Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, North Brooklyn and the Rockaway beaches and now St. George on Staten Island. 

Lower Manhattan Hotel News + Updates

Warren Street Hotel
86 Warren Street – Opening Early 2024

The third property from Firmdale Hotels in New York City, the Warren Street hotel will feature 57 individually designed rooms and suites as well as 12 exclusive residences.

33 Seaport Hotel
33 Peck Slip – Opened Q1 2023

Located in the exciting Seaport area, close to the Tin Building and Pier 17, the hotel features 66 guest rooms and suites, including eight premium rooms offering private outdoor space inviting guests to take in breathtaking panoramic views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge and the iconic New York City skyline.

The Wall Street Hotel
88 Wall Street – Opened Summer 2022

The Wall Street Hotel is home to 180 individually-designed guest rooms with interiors inspired by classic New York residences and featuring robust technology amenities, curated libraries, eclectic objects, and original artworks. The hotel features architecture by Stonehill Taylor, interiors by Rose Ink Workshop, and signature restaurant design by Charles & Co.

Casa Cipriani
10 South Street

As part of the redevelopment of the historic Battery Maritime Building, the third and fourth floors of Casa Cipriani feature a 47 room boutique hotel with many suites and balconies overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty. A new fifth-floor glass addition houses a private membership club with a jazz lounge, bars, and a restaurant.

Residence Inn by Marriott + Courtyard by Marriott
215 Pearl Street

Tour operators, groups, and travelers on more of a mid-price budget have yet another option in Lower Manhattan with the recent opening of a combo Residence Inn/Courtyard by Marriott which features approximately 320 guest rooms, generous amenities and excellent access to all of the nearby sites.

Lower Manhattan Hotels

Lower Manhattan has swiftly become a destination of choice to base a stay in New York City, with 9,343 rooms in 44 hotels and 5 more in the pipeline. Popular luxury properties include the Beekman Hotel, the Four Seasons Downtown, the Wall Street Hotel and the Conrad New York Downtown. A number of new hotels have opened since the start of the pandemic, including super luxury Casa Cipriani as well as two Indigo hotels and The FiDi Hotel.

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