Historic Schooner to Open as Seasonal Bar in New York City

New York City's food and beverage scene is always changing, but this new (temporary) establishment seems especially noteworthy: City website Gothamist is reporting that a 142-foot long schooner, the Sherman Zwicker, will dock at Hudson River Park's Pier 25, which the Tribeca Citizen notes is “designated pier for historic vessels." 

The 70-year old Canadian schooner is expected to host to a lecture series and exhibitions...and, best of all, a raw bar called Grand Banks.

According to the story, the schooner will be decidedly intimate, with seating for 62 people at tables and 20 at the bar. The meals will be courtesy of Mark Firth—proprietor of Diner and Marlow & Sons in South Williamsburg—and will reportedly include raw oysters from New York Waters and sides like fries and salt cod on toast...and kale salad, of course, because why not be trendy?  

The boat is poised to open on June 1 and is currently slated to operate until the end of October.