New York City will be adding yet another entertainment destination (as if they needed any more great options) in the brand new Rooftop at Pier 17 in the Seaport District. This 1.5-acre rooftop will have a beautiful backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and allows for excellent views of both the Manhattan Skyline and Statue of Liberty.
The Rooftop at Pier 17 Capacity
The announced capacity of this new venue is that it can fit either 3,400 people standing or 2,400 seated, and the seating configuration will depend on the type of event that night. See below for the configuration for when it’s broken up into theatre-like sections, with the 200-section serving as the “center orchestra,” and the 100 and 300 sections serving as the left and right orchestra, for all intents and purposes. There will be a large aisle in between the 200-section on either side of it to allow fans to move freely and easily.
Seat Numbers at Pier 17 Rooftop
While it hasn’t been made official, as the venue hasn’t yet released a more detailed event map than the one above, seat numbers within a row almost always follow a pattern where the lowest-numbered seat (usually seat 1) is on the aisle adjacent to the lower-numbered section next to it. For example, seat 1 in a row within section 200 would be closest to section 100 (the lower section next to it). Conversely, the highest-numbered seat at the end of a row would be closer to the higher-numbered section next to it. If seat 27 were on the aisle in section 200, it would be next to section 300.
Transportation Options to Pier 17 Rooftop
There are quite a few options to make it out to this beautiful new venue that we’ve outlined below:
By Subway: If you’re one of most people in NYC who take the train everywhere, it’s easily accessible by the A, C, J, Z, 2, 3, 4, 5 from the Fulton Street stop or the E to the Chambers Street – World Trade Center station.
By Ferry: If you’re riding the ferry in, simply tke it to Pier 11/Wall Street and make the scenic walk north along the water until you get to Pier 17
By Bus: Depending on what bus line you take, you should have no trouble making it out to Pier 17.
If you’re coming on the M15, QM11, QM25, or X15: You get off at the Water Street and John Street stop and walk toward the water on John Street until you’re in the Seaport District and walk to Pier 17
If you’re coming on the X8, X14, QM7, QM8, BM1, BM2, BM3, or BM4: You get off at the Water Street and Maiden Lane stop and walk toward the water on Maiden Lane until you’re in the Seaport District.
By Path: If you’re coming from Jersey and take the Path, you simply walk southeast on Fulton Street toward the water and follow it all the way to the Seaport District.
By Car: If you’re driving your car out to the venue, there’s nearby parking at 288 Pearl St, and the entrance to the lot is located on Pearl St and Peck Slip. Pier 17 is located at 89 South Street, NY NY 10038.
We will continue to update this post as more information becomes available!