Here's the latest entrant into the repurposed-shipping-containers-used-for-outdoor-food-service game: Hudson River Park has opened its dining space in the marina at Pier 57. The funky little space has a new outpost of Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue, the Gowanus 'cue joint that's one of the three shining lights of New York's new barbecue scene. It's making a similar jump as fellow Brooklyn barbecue hot spot BrisketTown, which opened an offshoot on the High Line last month. There's also vegetarian sandwiches from Heather Tierney's Nolita restaurant Butcher's Daughter, ice cream from Van Leeuwen, and coffee from Cold Press Coffee. The space also has an art installation, espadrilles from (the first direct-to-consumer outpost of) Soludos, and a kiosk for Grey Area arts.
The area's open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with Fletcher's opening for lunch at 11. It'll be open at least through the summer.
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