We may be biased, but we love Downtown.
Headquartered on Wall Street, Platinum Properties agents are neighborhood experts in various areas of the city – but Downtown is where our heart is.
As the weather warms up and the summer kicks off, here are some of our favorite things to do Downtown:
Grab a Bite at One of Downtown’s Best Restaurants
The Downtown Alliance put together an amazing list of the best restaurants in Lower Manhattan. These restaurants run the gamut from sidewalk shacks to Michelin-starred brasseries, with every conceivable cuisine imaginable from one menu to the next. We’ve got high-end cocktail bars and Revolutionary-era taverns, cobblestoned dining patios and sky-high vistas, decades-old diners and celebrated newcomers – a little bit of everything, no matter what you’re craving.
A few of our personal favorite spots downtown are Cipriani, The Fulton by Jean-Georges, Momofuku Ssam Bar and Malibu Farm. You can’t go wrong at The Seaport!
In June, make sure to check out the Dine Around Downtown Food Festival – bringing the neighborhood’s restaurateurs together for this annual lunchtime celebration. You can sample signature menu dishes at a feast of Lower Manhattan restaurants for $5 to $9 all at one community food festival.
See A Free Show at the City Parks Foundation Summer Stage
The City Parks Foundation just announced its Summer Stage lineup for the season! Returning for its 37th year, the festival will once again showcase established and emerging artists from across the globe, presenting a multitude of genres. Check out everything from New York Sings Yiddish! to The Klezmatics and Special Guests, to A Juneteenth Celebration of Hip-Hop, and much more.
See Something New at the Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Festival is an annual film festival organized by Tribeca Productions. It takes place each spring in New York City, showcasing a diverse selection of film, episodic, talks, music, games, art, and immersive programming.
Set Sail on the South Street Seaport
Starting May 24, visitors to the South Street Seaport Museum can sail on two historic ships, the 1885 schooner Pioneer and the 1930 tugboat W.O. Decker, around New York Harbor. On the Pioneer, sailors can see landmarks such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty, as well as Lower Manhattan’s iconic architecture. While on board, visitors can assist the crew in raising the sails, but participation is not mandatory.
If you’re looking to get a taste of the sea, without leaving the port, check out Vinyasa on a Vessel – a free 60-minute vinyasa-based yoga practice on the deck of the historic tall ship Wavertree.
Grab Local Fare at a Greenmarket
From bakery items to crispy produce, these local markets are supplied with plenty of seasonal goodies for your fridge and pantry that will make you a happier, healthier New Yorker.
For our friends in Lower Manhattan, stop by Fulton Stall Market, Oculus Plaza, Tribeca or Bowling Green to pick up some fresh fare.
For more information on things to do in Lower Manhattan, check out the Downtown Alliance.