Arts + Culture Updates in Lower Manhattan
Ronald O. Perelman Center for the Performing Arts
Opening in early 2023
Scheduled to open in 2023, the Center for the Performing Arts will be a unique, multidisciplinary space, with cutting edge theater design, technology and business pushing boundaries not found anywhere else in New York City. Located in the World Trade Center, the Perelman Center will celebrate life and humanity, producing and exhibiting works by international, multicultural artists in new theatre, dance, music, film, chamber and opera. His performance will undoubtedly redefine Lower Manhattan as a major cultural destination They are a living testament to the power of the arts to inspire, entertain and unite us.
Hall des Lumières
Opening in September 2022
The Hall des Lumières is an immersive new digital art center run by global media leaders Culturespaces and IMG, and is home to the exciting exhibition “Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion,” a multisensory dive into the artist’s famous works. Offer starts in September 2022.
Liberty Museum Statue
This 26,000-square-foot museum on Liberty Island opened to the public in 2019, giving visitors the opportunity to get up close and personal with The original torch of the statue and other artifacts related to Sir Liberty. The space is open to anyone who comes to Liberty Island on a trip to see the Statue of Liberty, with admission included in the ferry ticket price. Inside there Three main exhibition spaces (including a theater) and a rooftop terrace.
Lower Manhattan Restaurants & Bars Updates
Saga / Over Story
The magnificent Art Deco 70 Pine has become a destination of its own, with three stylish, world-class locations to experience. in 2019, James Kent (of 11 Madison and Nomad fame) and business partner Jeff Katz brought the Michelin-starred 120-seat Crown CHEE to the building’s ground floor, and has since opened SAGA at the top. This restaurant has a seasonal multi-course tasting menu and great views of Manhattan. Perched above SAGA, Overstory is a stylish cocktail bar serving finely crafted drinks from the picturesque 64th floor.
Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud has opened Le Gratin, a casual French restaurant on the ground floor of The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel. The menu is inspired by the classic Lyonnaise cuisine.
Tin Building – Opening Late Summer 2022
Located on the site of Seaport’s famous Fulton Fish Market, the Tin Building is a new culinary destination curated by celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The 53,000 square meter Makkah will offer two floors of ‘immersive concepts’, multiple restaurants and a market where you can buy everything from seafood and local meats to fresh produce and specialty items. Jean-Georges fans can also find his first seafood restaurant, famous venue The Fulton, in The Seaport.
Lower Manhattan attractions updates
QC NY Spa at Governors Island
Governors Island for the first time in its history – A 172-acre island located in the heart of New York Harbor just yards from lower Manhattan – accessible 365 days a year. This is due in part to the exciting addition of the QC NY Spa, a luxury spa with amenities including relaxation rooms, saunas, massages, healthy water experiences, and outdoor thermal pools with stunning 360-degree views of Manhattan, bookable for day trips year-round. Governors Island is also home to hammock fields, slide hills, great art programs, and plenty of dining options—including Island Oyster, which was nominated for the 2019 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Restaurant Design.
Popular Summer Party Series In a gorgeous rooftop spot at Pier 17, he’s back and bigger than ever, with a Summer 2022 squad including Pusha T, Bikini Kill, Jason Mraz and Elvis Costello. Starting in May and running through October, enjoy a unique and evolving experience showcasing everything from pop to comedy – plus unbeatable scenery.
Berth 11 – Ferry routes connecting Lower Manhattan to all five boroughs depart from Pier 11: Lower East Side, Bronx, Astoria, Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, North Brooklyn, Rockaway Beaches and now St. George’s on Staten Island.
Lower Manhattan News Hotel 2022
With an increase of 14 million visitors expected this year, the neighborhood is quickly becoming a favorite destination for a New York City residence. And with 8,000 rooms in 38 hotels and 9 more in the pipeline, there weren’t more options within a single square mile. Popular luxury properties include the Beekman Hotel, Four Seasons, and Mr C Seaport. A number of new hotels have opened since the start of the pandemic, including the Casa Cipriani and The Wall Street, both of which offer some of the best hotel stays in all of New York City. See all hotels here.