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Area and Attractions

Lower Manhattan is undergoing an exciting revitalization, yet it also retains a rich history. Enjoy the same panoramic views that welcomed millions of immigrants to life in a new land. Explore an abundance of cultural and historical attractions that together tell the tale of New York’s rise to become the first modern city in the world, all within comfortable walking distance of your accommodations at the only waterfront luxury hotel in Battery Park. With panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and New York Harbor, our Battery Park hotel is within a five-minute walk to Wall Street, The 9/11 Memorial, Skyscraper Museum, Museum of Jewish Heritage and Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian. Our luxury hotel is a five-minute cab ride to the trendy Soho, Tribeca and Meatpacking neighborhoods known for their boutique shopping, restaurants and nightlife

South Street Seaport Development Vision

The Howard Hughes Corporation’s (HHC) vision to revitalize the South Street Seaport is headlined by Pier 17. The development plan balances the pier’s iconic waterfront location with its unique ability to provide a much-needed community and fashion anchor for the rapidly growing Lower Manhattan population.

Pier 17 will feature a contemporary design, conceptualized by SHoP Architects, which will honor its historic roots as a bustling marketplace and influential port of trade. The revitalization will also include lush open spaces, a rooftop venue and a retail environment complete with premier fashion brands, restaurants and a world-class market.

Pier 17 and the South Street Seaport will create an unparalleled New York experience and the most vibrant retail and lifestyle destination in Manhattan.

Sip & Shop at Brookfield Place


Attention last-minute holiday shoppers: Brookfield Place and  The Daily Front Row invites you to join our team and a squad of chicsters for a Sip & Shop event at Brookfield Place on Thursday, December 17. Between 5:30 and 8 p.m., drop into one of the downtown haute spot’s luxury retailers listed below to indulge in some bites and bubbly, and be rewarded with surprise discounts and gifts (if you spend $200 or more, you’ll receive a complimentary tote).

Sip & Shop at Brookfield Place


Attention last-minute holiday shoppers: Brookfield Place and  The Daily Front Row invites you to join our team and a squad of chicsters for a Sip & Shop event at Brookfield Place on Thursday, December 17. Between 5:30 and 8 p.m., drop into one of the downtown haute spot’s luxury retailers listed below to indulge in some bites and bubbly, and be rewarded with surprise discounts and gifts (if you spend $200 or more, you’ll receive a complimentary tote).

Oh, and don’t leave without picking up your copy of The Daily Holiday, which is brimming with chic gift ideas, the hottest winter fashion and beauty trends, and accessory inspo: add some glittery pumps from J.Crew, a cranberry leather bucket bag by Michael Michael Kors, or a Burberry cashmere scarf to your holiday wish list. Happy shopping!

Club Monaco
Cos Bar
Ermenegildo Zegna
Judith & Charles
Michael Kors
Scoop NYC

Highlights of the Many Developments in Lower Manhattan

Further highlighting the exciting transformation taking place in Lower Manhattan, we hope you enjoyed “Down   Is What’s Up” starring Questlove and encourage share the video with all your networks. It can be viewed and downloaded via the Youtube and Vimeo links below (Vimeo has proven easier to use if downloading).

The Infatuation's Best Places To Eat In The Financial District

The Best Places To Eat In The Financial District

The Financial District is New York’s oldest neighborhood, with plenty of historic landmarks and winding cobblestone streets. And our country’s economy is figuratively, if not literally, run here.

The Spots

1 The Dead Rabbit

30 Water St

Dead Rabbit tends to be the first place we send people looking for a good time in FiDi. It’s part cocktail bar, part restaurant, located across a few floors in an old building on Water Street. The space feels very old New York (like, 1700s old), and many of the cocktails are served in fancy little teacups. Did New York’s settlers drink whiskey out of teacups? Unclear, but we’ll take it. This place gets crowded, but it’s one of the best around.

2 Pisillo

97 Nassau St

Pisillo is one of the hands-down best Italian sandwich shops in Manhattan, and we endorse making your way over here if you’re anywhere in the vicinity. The Italian news blasting on the TV is a good sign of authenticity, and it’s statistically proven that watching Silvio Berlusconi’s face flash across a screen makes your prosciutto and mozzarella better. The sandwiches are simple, but made with extremely high-quality ingredients. They’re also huge.

3 RAMEN.Co by Keizo Shimamoto

191 Pearl Street

Allow us to share a piece of knowledge you may not have been previously familiar with: you don’t actually have to wait in line for two hours at a music festival/Smorgasburg to acquire a ramen burger. The original ramen burger inventor from Smorgasburg actually has a shop called Ramen Co. in FiDi that serves ramen burgers all day. Dare you to get one and not Instagram it. They also make some pretty decent regular old ramen in bowls – we like the garlicky “Brooklyn Blend.”

4 Luke's Lobster

26 S William St

The best lobster roll shop in New York has an outpost on William Street. It’s pretty much the same as all the others, which is to say: simple, excellent, and probably bound to raise your cholesterol slightly.

5 Felice 15 Gold Street

15 Gold St

A very pleasant Italian restaurant/wine bar with salads, crostinis, pastas, and so on, that’s actually owned by the people behind Sant Ambroeus. Both the vibe and the food are on the top end of what you’ll find in the area.

6 GRK Fresh Greek - Financial District

111 Fulton St

GRK fits squarely into the “Chipotle of X” category, with Greek food as the “X” here. It’s one of the best of the many, many fast casual options around, but we come back mostly for the excellent frozen Greek yogurt. Because yes, your gyro does need some ice cream with it.

7 El Luchador

87 South St.

Certainly the coolest spot in the area around the South Street Seaport, El Luchador is a little Mexican place where you can eat your burrito in an old Airstream. The fish tacos are great.

8 Ambrose Beer and Lobster

18 Fulton St.

A surprisingly good lobster roll exists in this beer hall right in the heart of The Seaport. If you want to eat seafood and drink beers and bourbon with a big group, this is your destination.

9 SUteiShi

24 Peck Slip

A sushi place at the northern edge of The Seaport serving quality fish in a sleek, modern environment. It’s not going to compete with the top tier of sushi, but it’ll do for when you need a spicy tuna roll topped with avocado and some tempura flakes.

10 Leo's Bagels

3 Hanover Sq

Bagel enthusiasts: meet Leo’s Bagels, a sleeper high-quality bagel pick. The bagels here are gooey and chewy in the way that the rare really good NYC bagel is. This is where you should be getting your egg and cheese bagel in the AM.

11 Pier A Harbor House

22 Battery Place

The main reason to come to Pier A Harbor House? The views. From the many outside tables, you’ll look right out at the Statue of Liberty, and the inside is massive as well. Stick to the cooked food, like mini oyster po’ boy sliders.

12 Gigino at Wagner Park

20 Battery Pl

For a slightly more refined option at the very edge of Manhattan, check out this outpost of the popular Tribeca Italian restaurant Gigino. It’s classic Italian food, located mostly in a tent in Wagner Park – the outdoor space is great if you happen to have kids, or are with adults who for whatever reason need to run around excessively.

13 Adrienne's Pizza Bar

54 Stone St

The Stone Street main drag is littered with bars and restaurants, all of which have outdoor seating areas that bleed into one another. It’s an appealing place to hang out in the area, certainly. So which of the many restaurants should you pick? Sure, the Bavaria Beer Haus will do if you want to drink hefeweizen out of a boot, and the Mexican restaurant “Mad Dog and Beans” is an option if you want to patronize a place called “Mad Dog and Beans.” But if you actually want to eat, do it at Adrienne’s Pizza Bar. The large pies are pretty good (no slices, FYI), and the inside area is pretty nice.

14 Hudson Eats

225 Liberty St

If you find yourself on the western side of FiDi, the massive floor of vendors inside Brookfield Place should be your first line of defense. There’s a Black Seed Bagels, there’s a Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar, there’s a Num Pang, there’s a Mighty Quinn’s. There are burgers, and tacos, and dumplings, and even some vaguely healthy things. Get into it.

15 Shake Shack

215 Murray St

Yes friends, there’s a Shack Shack here. It’s right at the edge of the Goldman Sachs/space age movie theater death star corridor. You know the rest.

16 P.J. Clarke's

220 Vesey St

Another classic burger is located right around the corner in this new outpost of PJ Clarke’s. They do a good job replicating the classic original down to the red checkered tablecloths, and when it’s warm, the outdoor seating overlooking the water is key.

17 Parm

250 Vesey St

Also attached to Brookfield Place is a new location of Parm. (In case you haven’t realized, they’re really good at colonizing great stuff from further uptown in this little area.) All the chicken parms and turkey

What's Up Downtown

Battery Park

For some of the best views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty you must wander over to Battery Park. Within this Park you will find the unique Seaglass Carousel, sponsored by Tiffanys. This carousel is beacon of light paying homage to the first aquarium.

Wander around the park and you will see many gardens, one of which Ritz-Carlton’s very own Community Footprints helped to plant in order to grow food that is used in local high-schools.

If you should get hungry while exploring the park, Pier A is a great waterfront destination, full of New York history, to stop for some food and drinks. This building has served as the headquarters for the New York Harbor Police, a VIP entrance for European Ambassadors traveling to Ellis Island and as a main station for the Marine Divion of the New York Fire Department. These days you are able find some yummy bar bites, a great raw bar selection and an array of drink options.

Brookfield Place

Within Brookfield Place not only are there offices of some of the biggest companies in the United States, but it has also transformed into a must visit location for high end stores and upscale eats.

Stores: Club Monaco, J Crew, Lululemon, and Michael Kors, Theory, Tory Burch, Saks Fifth Avenue, Hermes, Gucci, Burberry, Ermenegildo Zenga,

Le District, an authentic French market place contains a delicious brasserie-style restaurant as well as many specialty food stations throughout the store.

Hudson Eats, an upscale dining terrace overlooking the Hudson River featuring fast-casual concepts from 14 chef-driven eateries that includes Umami Burger, Dos Toros Taqueria, Chop’t, Dig Inn, Num Pang, Sinny Pizza, Sprikles Cupcakes, Little Muenster, Mighty Quinns, Tartinery and Olive’s.

Governor’s Island

Governor’s Island is a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor with beautiful views of the city and Statue of Liberty. The island is open May 28—September 25 and has multiple ferries a day leaving from both Manhattan and Brooklyn. The island contains fun for the whole family, from biking, to playing a round of mini golf or kicking a soccer ball around, or just lying on a hammock relaxing in the sun. Be sure to check out “The Hills”, a new are of the island that has hills ranging from 40-70 feet high giving unparalleled views of New York City, including the city’s longest slide built 40 feet of the ground. If you should get hungry no need to leave the island as there are numerous options for food.

Fulton Center

From here you can just about catch a train to take you anywhere in New York City. A, C, 2 , 3, 4, 5, J, and Z train all stop at Fulton Street departing uptown and also to Brooklyn.

Within Fulton Center you will also find a Shake Shack, Wetzel Pretzels, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Zaro’s Family Bakery and Freedom Wine Cellar to name a few.

Stone Street

For some great food, head over to the historic Stone Street, which was once home to dry good merchants and importers in the 1700’s. Today the restored building and cobble stone streets set the stage for restaurants and cafes, whose outdoor tables are very popular on warm summer nights. You will be able to fine all types of food: Mexican, Pizza, German, Barbeque, and even a great wine bar.

World Trade Center

There is a lot to experience on the grounds of the World Trade Center. Visit the beautiful 9/11 Memorial and museum that stand as a tribute the past and a place of hope for the future.

For views that make you feel like you are on top of the world, visit One World Observatory, the best new attraction in New York City. One World Observatory, located in tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, sitting on the 100-102 floors, offer some of the most expansive views of New York City and beyond. Be sure to stop by the concierge desk to purchase your tickets ahead of time.

Located underneath the Oculus on the World Trade Center site, is the newly opened Westfield World Trade Center. Look no further for some of the best shopping around. Here you will find over 125 stores such as Dior, Cole Hann, H&M, Kiehls, Sephora, and Vince Camuto to name a few.

Downtown Connection Bus

This free bus service connects the South Street Seaport with Battery Park City, making 37 stops at important destinations from river to river. Service is provided 7 days a week and makes stops at 10-15 minute intervals
South Street Seaport

Grab a bite to eat at Smorgasburg featuring: Cemitas El Tigre, Home Frite, Landhaus, Lumpia Shack, Red Hook Lobster Pound and Wowfulls. Pick up some last minute Broadway tickets at TKTS. Shop at Superdry, Abercrombie and other local vendors. Catch a ferry to Brooklyn or sail around the harbor with Hornblower Cruises.

Hudson River Park

Just slightly north or Brookfield Pace you will find the newly built Hudson River Park that is comprised of Pier 25 and 30. Here you will find fun activities such as mini golf, a children’s playground, beach volleyball, tours on LILAC an old steam boat that was used to service lighthouses, and kayaking at Downtown Boathouse.

If you should get hungry climb aboard Grand Banks, a historic wooden schooner, turned into an Oyster Bar. Or grab a glass of wine and food at City Vineyard while taking in the sunset.

The High Line

Take a walk in the public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street, between 10th and 12th Avenues

Whitney Museum

The Whitney Museum of American Art presents the full range of twentieth-century and contemporary American art, with a special focus on works by living artists. The Whitney is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting American art, and its collection—arguably the finest holding of twentieth-century American art in the world—is the Museum's key resource. The Museum's signature exhibition, the Biennial, is the country's leading survey of the most recent developments in American art.
Saks 5th Avenue Located in Brookfield Place this is the second Saks 5th Avenue in New York City. Here you will find high fashion handbags, clothing, cosmetics, shoes, jewelry and gifts. In 2017 a Saks 5th Avenue Men’s Shop will also be opening to be only the 7th in the nation.

Barclays Center

A short distance from downtown you will find the new arena where the New York Nets Basketball team plays, as well as where the New York Islanders hockey team call home.