Food Trucks, Flower Show, Movies and Music Headed to South Street Seaport

By Irene Plagianos on March 19, 2014 2:55pm 

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 Smorgasbar won't return, but a line-up up food trucks and events are coming to the Seaport.
New Food Trucks Headed to the Seaport
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SOUTH STREET SEAPORT — Flowers, food trucks, entertainment and more are headed to the Seaport.

The Howard Hughes Corporation, which owns the under-construction Pier 17 and surrounding properties, will bring new attractions to the Seaport this summer as part of its SEE/CHANGE program, the company announced at a recent Community Board 1 meeting.

On tap for April is a flower show that will line part of Front Street. Passersby can simply enjoy the blossoms, or purchase the flowers, officials said.

The flowers, which will pop up on April 25, will be gone by Memorial Day weekend and replaced with a series of food trucks, said Howard Hughes general manager Philip St. Pierre.

The food trucks will replace SmorgasBar, an outdoor food market curated by the Brooklyn Flea that popped up on Front Street last summer. There is less space this year because of new construction, so SmorgasBar could not return, St. Pierre said.

“We’re going for something like the food truck experience on Rainey Street in Austin,” said St. Pierre. “We loved working with the Brooklyn Flea, but we won’t have the right space for all the food stalls this year.”

St. Pierre said Howard Hughes is in talks with several food trucks, including the Milk Truck, which specializes in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, as well as the Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck, but nothing has been finalized. The total number of trucks also hasn't been set.

This summer Howard Hughes will also host a series of outdoor movies and concerts on Fulton Street, though the lineup has not yet been announced.

The elevated shipping containers that have lined Fulton Street since last year will get some new tenants as well, but the details are not yet final, St. Pierre said. The bar in the shipping containers will remain in place, he said.

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