Welcome to the South Street Tweeport! Downtown Tourist Trap Aims for Cool, Cool Summer
On a recent summer Saturday afternoon, the weather is perfect but the South Street Seaport’s so-called Tourist Alley is devoid of tourists. Nearly eight months after Sandy ransacked the area, its tent-pole businesses—Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor, Brookstone—remain closed.
Over at Pier 17, at the widely loathed third-floor food court, Arthur Treacher’s and Subway do a brisk business. A thousand little Statues of Liberty glimmer beneath fluorescent lighting.
Brooklyn Flea, Chris Curry, Howard Hughes Corporation, Jonathan Butler, Karen Bellantoni, Lockhart Steele, Pier 17, RKF, Robert LaValva, Sandy, Smorgasbar, South Street Seaport