Thu. May 26th, 2022

The central market; Reproductions courtesy of Roman and Williams’ buildings and interiors

Ahead of next year’s opening of the huge foodie destination from world-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten in South Street Seaport, we get a first look at the 53,000-square-foot space. Several restaurants and bars, quick casual concepts and a scattered central market open in the Tin Building, a restored building from the early 20th century that once housed the iconic Fulton Fish Market.

The House of the Red Pearl; Reproductions courtesy of Roman and Williams’ buildings and interiors

“When I came to New York City for the first time in 1985, a journey that started my career, I went straight to the Fulton Fish Market on my second day and immersed myself in the thriving activity of the market in the heart of downtown Manhattan,” Vongerichten said.

“This project is a valued opportunity for me to recreate such a meaningful discovery experience — by incorporating favorite dishes that are global in scope and locally sourced, specifically curated for a unique harbor trip.”

Once part of the historic Fulton Fish Market, which closed and moved to Hunts Point 15 years ago, the Tin Building was built in 1907. In 2018, the structure was disassembled, reassembled and raised six feet approximately 30 feet from the original location, all part of Howard Hughes Corporation’s revitalization plan for Pier 17 and the Seaport District.

Designed by SHoP Architects with interiors by Roman and William, Tin Building will include six full-service restaurants, six fast-paced counters and several bars focusing on cocktails, craft beers and wine, which will sell beverages to those walking around the market. The establishment will be anchored by the Central Market, a marketplace selling local seafood, meat, cheese and more.

Shikku; Reproductions courtesy of Roman and Williams’ buildings and interiors

Restaurants include Shikku, a sushi and sake restaurant, and late night Izakaya, House of the Red Pearl, a fine dining venue serving Chinese-inspired cuisine, T.Brasserie, and a French brasserie offering rotisserie chicken specialties. Pizza and pasta will be available at Frenchman’s Dough, with plant-based options from Seeds & Weeds.

Fast-paced places to relax include Mexican Taqueria Taquito, breakfast on the go from Double Yolk and T Café and Bakery. The eatery will open to visitors in 2022.

“We look forward to sharing an experience that will differentiate Tin Building from all other culinary experiences in NYC and will be a must-visit destination for both New Yorkers and visitors,” said Saul Scherl, President of the New York Tri-State Region for The Howard Hughes Corporation, said.

“The unprecedented combination of culinary options, historic location and incredible design is unsurpassed in food and drink and tourism.”


Reproductions courtesy of Roman and Williams’ buildings and interiors

Howard Hughes Corporation, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Pier 17, Roman and Williams, Tin Building

South Street Seaport


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