Everything you need to know about visiting Brookfield Place (230 Vesey St, New York 10281).
There’s something for everyone, from label-loving fashionistas and discerning foodies, at this waterfront shopping and dining mecca in Battery Park City. In addition to housing corporate offices, Brookfield Place has a myriad of luxury stores, including Burberry, DVF, Gucci, Hermes Saks Fifth Avenue, Salvatore Ferragamo and Tory Burch. Not looking to spend a lot of dough during your visit? There’s also a Rite Aid Pharmacy for any essentials you may need and an Equinox Fitness Center if you’re in search of a sweat session or spa trip. If you’re hungry for delicious cuisine, you’ll find a variety of options for every budget, whether you’re seeking a fancy sit-down dinner or a quick bite on the go. Meat eaters have plenty to chew on, including steakhouse staples Del Frisco’s and P.J. Clarke’s, mouthwatering BBQ from Mighty Quinn’s or a juicy burger at Umami Burger. Le District Marketplace serves up French fare, including hand-cut fries and frosé, while Dos Toros Taqueria, Chop’t Salads and Black Seed Bagel offer less expensive options you can nosh on between your window shopping. Got a sweet tooth? Swing by Sprinkles for a cupcake, and don’t leave without catching the sunset over the Hudson River.
Brookfield Place also features the Institute of Culinary Education, where you can learn to cook and mix cocktails from the pros themselves. Summer 2017 classes offered include Summer Local Cooking, Tacos & Tequila and Lobster Rolls & Rosé. It also offers cooking and baking classes for teens and kids ages 11 to 18 if you have a youngster looking to sharpen their skills in the kitchen.
Set sail for free
North Cove Marina and Sailing offers free sailing for Battery Park residents on Saturdays and Sundays at 9am and two-hour sailing excursions for $75 for all visitors on various dates and times. Their vessels hold up to five guests, and you can take the helm yourself or just kick back, relax and enjoy the views. Adult sailing lessons are also available, and kids ages 7 to 17 can sign up for sailing camp to learn the ropes. If you have a boat yourself or are arriving by one, you can reserve a slip and dock for the day.
Enjoy all-season entertainment
Every summer night between June and August, the Terrace on the Waterfront Plaza features free activities such as live music, shuffleboard, trivia, board games, coloring and more. When temperatures drop in the winter, there’s an ice-skating rink to enjoy.
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