The Greens New Rooftop Pier 17 Summer 2020

by | Aug 6, 2020 | Bars, Dining, Editor's Pick, Featured, Featured

A new rooftop food & beverage experience features 28 mini lawns for responsible alfresco dining, summer cocktails, special programming, and lawn games

Living in Lower Manhattan has so many perks when we first launched Downtown 11 years ago, we had the tagline living high in Lower Manhattan. At the time where else could you find bowling allies and indoor pools with spas, putting greens in any other place in New York City?

Even as COVID is knocking our cities every which way our incredible, developers are looking at ways to keep you safe, offer unique dining, cocktail, and relaxation opportunities. We have not had the pleasure of experiencing The Greens but we will be back to you in a few days with our top 5 years to add this to your “must-do” list for 2020 Summer.

The Greens, New York City’s premier open-air rooftop venue transforms into the ultimate outdoor dining retreat this summer. Looking for something unique and fresh versus the typical New York City summer rooftop experience, The Greens is a casual, socially distance-minded destination launching this August on The Rooftop at Pier 17®.

Why not consider fun and a beautiful scenic escape for trend-forward cocktails and seasonally focused fare against the iconic New York skyline?

The Greens comprises 28 individual 14 x 14 square-foot mini lawns to accommodate up to eight diners with cabana-style lounge chairs, an umbrella, installed Yeti Cooler for beverages, USB port for charging electronic devices and more. Designed with the health and safety of guests as a top priority, each mini lawn provides plenty of space coupled with proper cleaning procedures to dine and socialize responsibly.

Safety measures include hand sanitizers throughout the rooftop and touchless ordering directly from the guests’ personal mobile phones.

Each mini lawn features a unique QR code that when scanned will populate an online menu to order from. Chase is the preferred payment partner of The Greens. Should the mini lawns be fully occupied, the North and South patios on The Rooftop will also be open and operating for dining service with a view.

The all-day menu provided by the rooftop restaurant R17

Blending an approachable New American cuisine with a complimentary beverage program using only top-quality, seasonal ingredients. Sample dishes and cocktails include:

  • Salmon and Summer Squash Kebab, grilled with salsa verde
  • Tomato, Strawberry and Cucumber Salad, feta, sourdough, and nasturtium vinaigrette
  • Crispy Organic Chicken Sandwich, chili mayo, iceberg and tomato
  • Fish and Chips, remoulade and lemon
  • Frozen Jalapeno-Watermelon Margarita, Hornitos, jalapeno-infused watermelon juice, agave, kiwi liqueur float
  • The Sapphire, Grey Goose, blue curacao, fresh lemon juice, blackberry syrup
  • The Greens, Sipsmith Gin, basil, thyme, mint, citrus juices


The Greens New Rooftop Pier 17 Summer 2020

The Greens Rooftop Seaport New York


The Greens will also feature four gaming lawns to be enjoyed for groups of up to eight people.

Spanning 12 x 48 square feet, each gaming lawn will have available games to rent such as bocce ball, cornhole, giant Jenga, and more. Additionally, a stage featuring a 32 feet-wide LED screen capable of streaming live TV will adorn the north side of The Rooftop.

Guests can look forward to special experiences this summer including sports broadcasts, live music, and DJs as part of Seaport Sounds presented by Heineken®, and the return of Seaport Cinema, Seaport FIT and Seaport Kids programs. Throughout the season these visitor experiences and others will also be elevated through engaging consumer activations by Pier 17’s founding partners including Heineken®, Chase, Lincoln, and PepsiCo.

As part of the Seaport District’s mission to support local community initiatives, each online reservation will incur a $1 booking fee which will be donated to a local civic organization.

“With the launch of The Greens, the Seaport District has created a way for Lower Manhattan to enjoy the perks that our rooftop experience has to offer while remaining in strict compliance with social-distancing guidelines,” said Saul Scherl, President of the New York Tri-State Region, The Howard Hughes Corporation®. “When the rooftop is open, public access will also remain available for all visitors as required, which this year includes shaded covered areas. We look forward to welcoming people back to the historic neighborhood this summer, and have made sure that all government guidelines have been put in place to ensure a safe and fun time for all.”

Following two memorable seasons that named The Rooftop at Pier 17 “Best New Concert Venue” by Pollstarthe 2020 Summer Concert Series will be on hiatus this year but will be returning in 2021 with a strong lineup and exciting third season.



The Greens New Rooftop Pier 17 Summer 2020

The Green Pier 17 Rooftop

The Greens – open 7 days a week from 11 am – 11 pm, weather permitting. Online reservations for the mini lawns and gaming lawns are preferred and can be made in advance by visiting

 About The Rooftop at Pier 17®

The Rooftop at Pier 17® is New York City’s premier open-air venue set against panoramic views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan skyline. The 1.5-acre rooftop, located within the revitalized Seaport District, serves as a year-round community amenity and cultural event space accommodating a wide array of programmings such as live music, sports, movie nights, and fitness classes. R17, The Rooftop’s restaurant, and cocktail lounge, also changes its menu to coincide with The Rooftop at Pier 17’s seasonal transformations from a Winterland experience, complete with the city’s first open-air rooftop ice skating rink, to an outdoor performance venue in the summer.  Recently named a VenuesNow “All-Star” and awarded “Best New Concert Venue” by Pollstar, The Rooftop at Pier 17 hosts an annual Summer Concert Series presented by The Howard Hughes Corporation® in partnership with exclusive booking partner Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. For additional information, visit



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