We moved to the Financial District almost a year ago, just eight months after Hurricane Sandy destroyed many of the buildings and structures along the riverfront, including those in South Street Seaport. The area had been a bustling tourist spot filled with shops, restaurants and museums. After the storm, most of the stores were left abandoned, and by the time we moved in, the streets had the atmosphere of a ghost town.
In the year since, the area that we consider our "backyard" has slowly started to come back to life. Led by the Howard Hughes Corporation, the many See/Change redevelopment initiatives--like using shipping containers as stores, setting up outdoor movie screenings and bringing in Smorgasbar--have brought new interest to the seaport. Storefronts, especially along Front Street, are no longer as empty, and quality restaurants and charming coffee shops are settling in.
We're excited to see the changes in store for South Street Seaport, and we can't wait until the waterfront is once again buzzing with life.
South Street Seaport 89 South St New York, NY 10038