New Amsterdam Market Returning to South Street Seaport

By Irene Plagianos on May 5, 2014 1:33pm 

 The New Amsterdam Market in 2012. The market will be open monthly during the 2014 season.
The New Amsterdam Market in 2012. The market will be open monthly during the 2014 season.
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SOUTH STREET SEAPORT — The New Amsterdam Market is bringing its roster of more than 70 artisanal food vendors back to the Seaport for monthly markets starting May 31.

Its selection of local cheeses, meats, breads, sweets and fresh fruit and vegetables will be available along South Street one Saturday or Sunday through December, according to the market's website.

Vendors that have regularly appeared at the market include Long Island City bakery Nordic Breads, Brooklyn's Steve's Ice cream and Toby's Estate Coffee, a roaster based in Williamsburg.

Once a weekly fixture from the spring through late fall in the lot outside of the former Fulton Fish Market buildings, the market switched to a monthly schedule last year.

Founder Robert LaValva had previously raised concerns about whether the market would be able to return this season, as the redevelopment of Pier 17 is underway.

LaValva hopes to one day create a daily year-round market in the abandoned Fulton Fish Market warehouses along South Street, but Seaport developer Howard Hughes Corporation has said the company plans to build a smaller market in just one of the buildings.

New Amsterdam Market will be held one day a month at South Street and Beekman Street, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information about the market, head to the website.

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