Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Venue: New York, NY
Cost: $96 per Adult, $91 per Senior Citizen (62+), or $86 per Child (4-12), and includes motorcoach transportation, hostess service, Lower Manhattan Maps, Timed Monument Pass to the Pedestal, Ferry Ticket to Liberty Island and Ellis Island, and free time to visit the 9/11 Memorial.
LOWER MANHATTAN CHANGES!
Twenty years ago, if you had said that Lower Manhattan would one day be a major international shopping and dining destination, you would have probably drawn stares of disbelief. Or maybe a few stifled chuckles. The reaction would have essentially been: yeah, right. But two decades later, that’s exactly what is happening.
In an article about Lower Manhattan’s booming dining scene, the New York Times put it this way: “It’s as if the island’s center of gravity has shifted.” Manhattan south of Chambers Street has been transformed. It’s now a 24/7, thriving, mixed-use neighborhood. More than 2 million square feet of new or repositioned retail is bringing an incredible array of new places to eat and shop to Lower Manhattan.
All of this means that, whatever you’re looking for — from boutique to name-brand, from high-end to casual — you can probably find it here. Already, downtown shoppers can find Tiffany’s, Sephora, Tumi, Urban Outfitters and Gap. Zara, Saks Fifth Avenue and iPic Theaters are all opening soon.
Brookfield Place recently unveiled both the immensely popular Hudson Eats dining terrace and the French-themed gourmet marketplace, Le District. Further south, Peter Poulakakos’ revamped Pier A offers a fine restaurant, oyster bar, event space and more. At the World Trade Center site, Mario Batali’s Eataly will be opening a new location in Westfield World Trade’s upcoming 350,000 square-foot retail complex (which will soon host 100 global brands), and famed Japanese eatery Nobu will be moving to 195 Broadway. Howard Hughes’ reinvented Pier 17 at the Seaport District will provide 365,000 square feet of additional retail, dining and entertainment by 2017. In early 2016, the Fulton Center transit hub will fill out its 65,000-square-foot retail space (one of the eateries will be a new Shake Shack!
New York movie lovers, fond of Gotham’s art houses, will soon get a film experience that rivals that in LA’s private screening rooms. IPic, a chain of luxe theaters with seats and food and drink service comparable to those of first-class airlines, has signed a deal for a 40,000 square-foot location at the South Street Seaport, as first reported on nypost.com.
The complex is located at 11 Fulton St. in the Fulton Marketplace.
- From Saturday, 24 October 2020 05:00 AM to Sunday, 25 October 2020 12:30 AM