South Street Seaport gearing up for summer fun
The South Street Seaport has big plans for this summer even as it continues to recover from Superstorm Sandy.
NEW YORK (AP) — The South Street Seaport has big plans for this summer even as it continues to recover from Superstorm Sandy.
Pop-up boutiques inside shipping containers, film screenings and concerts are some of the things on tap.
Most of the street-level shops at the East River tourist destination remain closed. But a partnership among the seaport's developers, the Howard Hughes Corp. and the city hopes to bring visitors back starting Memorial Day weekend.
The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/10F45Gu ) reports that Sea/Change will erect a stage and beach chairs on a carpet of grass rolled out over a cobblestone street for weekly concerts and films.
Nearby, retail spaces will open in a two-story structure made of refurbished shipping containers. And vendor stalls will sell artisanal food.