Dine Around Downtown Showcases 45-Plus Lower Manhattan Restaurants on 28 Liberty Plaza
Fosun Property and the Alliance for Downtown New York are pleased to co-present the “Dine Around Downtown” food festival, one of Lower Manhattan’s most popular public events, on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 28 Liberty Plaza.
This is the 15th year for the festival, which features selected offerings from 45 Lower Manhattan restaurants and cafes and draws some 15,000 attendees. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fosun’s landmarked plaza at the corner of Nassau and Liberty streets, and is open and free to the public. Host for this year’s event will be Alex Guarnaschelli, Celebrity chef, Cookbook Author and Food Network Star. The event will also include music by The National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars.
Lower Manhattan has established itself as a destination for world-class restaurants, and Dine Around Downtown will conveniently showcase many of the district’s most impressive culinary offerings in one location. From newcomers to the area like the inventive sandwich makers at Num Pang or a special experience provided by the soon to open Eataly or the hard to find kiwi cuisine of Nelson Blue to Lower Manhattan classics like Delmonico’s and Harry’s Italian, Dine Around Downtown will provide a wide range of affordable options for everyone’s palettes.
“Dine Around is a food lover’s paradise,” said Jessica Lappin President of the Alliance for Downtown New York. “It’s an event where every person can find delicious dishes, a new cuisine to experience or new restaurant to add to their favorites.” She added that “For the thousands that work, live and visit the area, Dine Around Downtown is a can’t miss culinary adventure.”
“Fosun provides the 28 Liberty plaza for a variety of community events, and pleased to welcome back Dine Around Downtown, which is a favorite of area workers, residents and visitors, ” said Mr. Bo Wei, chief executive representative of Fosun Group in the U.S. and Vice President of Fosun Property Holdings. “We are excited to bring together Lower Manhattan’s best culinary offerings for an unforgettable community experience,” he added.
Participating restaurants include: Adrienne’s Pizza Bar; Amada; ATRIO Wine Bar and Restaurant; The Baily Pub and Restaurant; Barbalu; Battery Gardens; Bavaria Bier Haus; Beckett’s Bar & Grill; Bill’s Bar & Burger; Bobby Van’s Steakhouse; The Capital Grille; Cowgirl Sea-Horse; Delivery Only; Delmonico’s Restaurant; Dorlan’s Tavern & Oyster Bar; The Dubliner; Eataly; Felice 15 Gold Street; Fresh Salt; The Growler Bites and Brews; Harry’s Café; Harry’s Italian; Haru Sushi; Jersey Mike’s Subs; The Ketch Brewhouse; Le District; Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina; The Malt House; Mark Joseph Steakhouse; Morton’s The Steakhouse; Nelson Blue; Num Pang Sandwich Shop; OBAO Water Street; The Open Door Gastropub; Pier A Harbor House; Route 66 Smokehouse; Smorgas Chef; Stone Street Tavern; Stout FiDi; SUteiShi; Trinity Place; Ulysses’ Folk House; Vintry Wine & Whiskey, and Wei West.
Other community and cultural events on the 28 Liberty plaza include Sing for Hope Pianos, a yearly initiative that gathers local artists to create pianos that will be displayed on the plaza in June and then placed in public spaces for public use for ten days before being donated to New York City Public schools. The plaza also accommodates the annual arts festival, River To River, which has become a cornerstone of Lower Manhattan culture, providing an intense and rewarding way to experience the waterfronts, parks, plazas, hotels, historic landmarks, temporarily vacant office spaces, and other sites downtown.
Originally One Chase Manhattan Plaza, 28 Liberty was designed by renowned architect Gordon Bunshaft, and was once the headquarters of Chase Manhattan Bank. In 1961, David Rockefeller, as head of the bank’s building committee, selected the site and oversaw its construction. Given its historical significance, architectural uniqueness and public impact, One Chase Manhattan Plaza was designated as a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2009. This historically significant building is situated within the heart of the Wall Street Financial District, with modern amenities and direct connection to six subway lines, providing convenient access to public transportation.
Building owner Fosun has made a long-term commitment to the property and to the surrounding community. Since acquiring 28 Liberty in December 2013, Fosun has initiated a renovation program, including the lobby, elevators, and critical infrastructure. Fosun, in collaboration with the Downtown Alliance, has initiated free wifi service for the convenience of visitors to the building’s plaza.