A winter village with an ice rink and holiday market is coming to the rooftop of the recently reopened Pier 17 in the Seaport District.
The Howard Hughes Corporation, which is spending $785 million to refurbish Pier 17, received approval for the winter village from the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Sept. 18, according to New York Yimby.
The ice skating rink is shaped like an inflated L and is slightly smaller than the rink at Rockefeller Center. The entire winter village spans nearly 30,000 square feet, including indoor areas like a warming hut and a skate shop.
The David Rockwell-designed winter village will nod to the history of Pier 17 through details like bronze fixtures and teak decking. No further details about the shops, amenities or opening date have been announced.
What’s going on at Pier 17
Pier 17 is reopening to the public in phases and has been a summer hotspot since its Heineken Riverdeck bar with panoramic views of the Brooklyn waterfront came online in June, as well as a fast-casual restaurant Market Hall. The three-story pier’s versatile rooftop space has hosted fitness classes, free movies, and an ongoing concert and comedy series featuring names like Amy Schumer and Deadmau5.
Still to come at the pier are restaurants by David Chang and Andrew Carmellini, and a food hall by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Those hungry now can stop by the Seaport Food Lab, a six-week pop-up kitchen featuring an all-female roster of chefs from around the country.
In the broader Seaport District, Milan’s iconic fashion retailer 10 Corso Como just opened its first U.S. shop, the iPic dine-in theater and its two-person pods is a popular way to see a flick, and if you can find it, there’s the 1950s-style speakeasy Mr. Cannon.