Dine in Style at Nomad

A roast chicken dinner may sound simple and even boring, but what about a supper of roast chicken with brioche, truffle, and foie gras stuffing just beneath the crisp skin? Truly sumptuous meals made with the most decadent ingredients await you at NoMad. Treat yourself to a meal at this incredible hotel restaurant, where the atmosphere is as good as the food! It’s at 1170 Broadway, at 28th Street.

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NoMad’s Land

Chef Daniel Humm, ranked among some of the best chefs in the world, will prepare your food with delicious flair. Humm began his culinary apprenticeship at the young age of 14, and has since earned accolades at top restaurants the world over. His talent and innovation make meals at the NoMad’s beautiful establishment well worth the time.

The restaurant itself is designed as a series of rooms surrounding a glass atrium. Enjoy your meal in the sunny Atrium itself, or in the cozy Parlor while you watch the staff prepare bread. Take in a quiet appetizer in the Library, while you browse the selection of books, or enjoy a cocktail at the NoMad Bar.

A Feast for the Senses

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NoMad’s menus offer a variety of delicious foods which will suit even the most discerning palates. The restaurant is famed for its roasted chicken for two, but the selection of amazing meals goes much further. NoMad’s Fruits De Mer platter presents an array of the freshest seafood. Lobster poached with tomato, lemon verbena, and flowering herbs elevates the crustacean favorite to a new plateau.

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Extend the luxury all through your trip by riding a Seastreak ferry. Our modern catamarans provide you with unparalleled service for a pleasant journey to and from Manhattan, whether you’re eating at NoMad, or your favorite New York pizza parlor.

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The Seastreak Family

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Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center

Movies have more than just the power to entertain us. They can transport us to different times and places with rich, visual detail and intricate storytelling. Even educational material takes on a new life when projected onto a big, silver screen. The Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center combines the thrill of watching a Hollywood blockbuster with the appreciation of smaller, independent films by presenting a varied and diverse program for your viewing pleasure! Catch the shows at 70 Lincoln Center Plaza.

Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center

This state-of-the-art venue gives viewers the unique chance to take in films, documentaries, and other programs in a fully modern setting. Its amphitheater features a 152” Panasonic Plasma screen, the largest on public display in our country, and hosts educational programs, lectures, and panels. Smaller theaters offer a more intimate setting, designed to show both specialty films and new releases. This gorgeously designed movie house allows for a greater degree of immersion and interactivity than other theaters.

Popcorn Not to Be Truffled With

The Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center presents different films on an ever-changing basis. It shows both major, new film releases, and independent or older films which offer insights into the world’s panorama of cultures. Before your show, be sure to stop by the Film Center’s cafe, or order from their “picnic menu” and pick it up before your movie! They have foods which put a delicious spin on traditional concession treats. Don’t miss the truffled popcorn sprinkled with Parmesan cheese! You may never look at popcorn the same way.

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Traveling into Manhattan from New Jersey to catch a film? Seastreak’s modern catamarans can give you front-row seats to both comfort and the beauty of the bay. Grab a drink from our full service bar, and kick back for a relaxing ride to and from Manhattan. We’ll get you there in time for your movie, or any other adventure you have planned for your day in the city.

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The Seastreak Family

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Ushiwakamaru

Sushi is nearly ubiquitous in the city, from traditionally prepared rolls and sashimi platters to truly different creations which could only come to life in New York. In this sea of sushi restaurants, a few notable establishments stand out as excellent examples. Ushiwakamaru, at 136 W. Houston Street, offers delicious and fresh Japanese food, with both old favorites and uncommon treats on the menu.

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A Cut Above

Ushiwakamaru has a menu packed with traditional sushi delicacies, as well as soups, salads, and entrees which resonate with the cuisine’s Japanese roots. All the food from this restaurant’s kitchens has unbeatable taste, like the light and flavorful tempura, but the sushi is where the establishment shines.

Diners with groups, or who prefer a bit of solitude while they eat, can order their meal from one of the restaurant’s tables. The best seats in the house, though, are at the sushi bar, where you can engage with the chefs while watching them prepare your meal. When you ask for Ushiwakamaru’s omakase, however, you won’t want to sit anywhere else.

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Chef’s Choice

For those who aren’t connoisseurs of the sushi scene, the term “omakase” comes from the Japanese word for “to trust”. It means, in general, “I’ll leave it to you,” and it’s one of the best ways to enjoy sushi. The chef will choose his favorite dishes for the day and prepare them especially for you.

Many sushi patrons consider this a form of art. It’s a phenomenal way to try new selections you might never have thought to order, and to get the best of the day’s ingredients served in the most delicious way.

Sound tempting? Why not make your trip to Ushiwakamaru truly fintastic with a ride aboard our amazing ferry? You can trust Seastreak to provide the most comfortable ride to and from Manhattan. If you just can’t resist bringing some sushi home from Ushiwakamaru, don’t worry. We’ll gladly welcome you, and your take-out treats, on board our catamaran!

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The Seastreak Family

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Merchant’s House Museum

Get a Glimpse of New York’s Past at the Merchant’s House Museum

Life has changed dramatically in the past 100 years. Where today’s New York City is a sprawling, bustling metropolis filled with modern wonders, the area looked far different just a short century ago. See how New Yorkers lived in the early part of the 1900s at the Merchant’s House Museum! You’ll find it at 29 E. 4th Street.

Merchants House Museum

Living History

Merchant’s House Museum, once called the Seabury Tredwell house, is the only family home of its era preserved intact in New York City. At the time of its purchase by a wealthy hardware merchant, the neighborhood was a quiet and very exclusive suburb. For more than 100 years, as the neighborhood around the home changed, the large Tredwell family both lived and died in this home. The last of the Tredwells died in 1933, and three years after, the home opened as a museum. It is now part of the Historic House Trust of New York City.

A visit to the Merchant’s House Museum immerses you in the lifestyle of the wealthy merchant class at the turn of the century. The museum holds over 3,000 items preserved from the Tredwell family, which include furniture, clothing, photographs, books, and more. Just as fascinating as what the museum holds is the building itself, which is considered one of the best surviving examples of Greek Revival architecture.

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A Visit to the Past

Both guided tours and self-guided tours are available. While the guided tour will take about 45 minutes, the self-guided walk often takes people between 30 and 90 minutes. Be certain to check the museum’s hours of availability before you plan your visit.

Seastreak’s luxurious catamarans are a modern wonder you can take advantage of every day. With both indoor and outdoor seating, a full-service bar, and friendly customer service, they’re the best way to get to and from Manhattan.

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The Seastreak Family

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Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum

Three years ago this month, the final space shuttle blasted off from Kennedy Space Center, and landed there again nearly two weeks later. Experience the beginnings of the history-making space shuttle program, and learn more about the incredible engineering which went into our nation’s space program, at the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum! It’s at Pier 86, 12th Avenue, in Midtown West!

Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum

Featuring the famous aircraft carrier Intrepid, this unusual museum has some of the most exciting exhibits you can find in New York. Walk the carrier’s flight deck, where you can find almost two dozen planes, including the infamous A-12 Blackbird. See the hangar deck, and the third deck, where you can learn more about how enlisted men and women live.

A12 Blackbird

The Intrepid museum also displays the Growler strategic missile submarine, as well as one of the British Airways Concorde planes. By far, however, the most ambitious exhibit offered is the space shuttle Enterprise. This engineering marvel was the prototype orbiter which helped usher in a new era of spaceflight.

Space Shuttle Enterprise

Visitors can hear actual conversations between the shuttle’s crew and mission control, and walk directly underneath the Enterprise for a one-of-a-kind view. Compare the space shuttle with a Soyuz space capsule, and learn more about the differences between the two programs. Be part of the immersive experience with films, audio, and pictures you won’t see anywhere else.

Families have an amazing opportunity on August 9 and September 27! The museum has special “Operation Slumber” evenings planned, where groups can sleep underneath the space shuttle! Contact the museum for more information.

Take your own journey into New York in style on a Seastreak ferry! Our comfortable, modern boats won’t take you to the stars, but they will get you where you need to go with customer service you’ll love and punctuality you can trust.

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The Seastreak Family

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Accomplice The Show

There’s a mystery afoot in New York. Your phone rings, and an unfamiliar voice tells you where the adventure begins.  Only you and your party can decipher the clues and solve puzzles which hide across neighborhoods and businesses in the city. At Accomplice The Show, you’re both the star and the audience in an experience like no other!

Accomplice: The Show

Accomplice has intriguing adventures for ten in both Downtown New York City, and in Greenwich Village. These excursions have elements of scavenger hunts, cafe crawls, city tours, and theater performances, as participants are guided around in an interactive story. In a city full of colorful characters, you’ll wonder if the people you see as you follow the trail of clues are part of the production, or just bystanders unaware of your mission.

The Accomplice experience lasts about three hours. Groups of 10 or 11 start up about every half hour. You and a group of friends or family can all buy tickets to go as a group, but you don’t need to gather up your own party to participate. Buy one ticket and join up with other sleuths for a unique hunt.

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Book your tickets in advance of the day you’d like to attend! You’ll get a call the day before telling you where your mystery tour starts. If you’d prefer, the Accomplice team will gladly e-mail you the information instead. Children between 10 and 15 years of age should be accompanied by guardians, but are welcome in the show. Light rain won’t cancel a show, but severely inclement weather will. In case of a rain out, you’ll be offered the chance to reschedule, or receive a refund.

There’s no mystery to solve when you’re looking for the best way to get to and from Manhattan. Seastreak ferries offer you a straightforward, luxurious ride and terrific customer service.

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The Seastreak Family

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Northern Spy Food Company

It seems like trying to eat healthy, fresh food often means emptying out your wallet. Not at Northern Spy Food Company! This small, cozy eatery takes great pride in offering its diners a selection of delicious foods, made from local ingredients, at excellent prices! You can find them at 511 East 12th Street.

Northern Spy Food Company

Northern Spy Food Company

Northern Spy opened in 2009, with a menu which was crafted around what ingredients were available seasonally. Their American-style meals feature vegetables, fruits, fish, and meats from the surrounding area. Their name even comes from one of New York state’s heirloom apples. In building their restaurant, re-purposed and reclaimed materials were used as much as possible, from the hickory wood floors to the dining tables made of salvaged bowling lanes.

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Northern Spy Food Company 2

Most meals on the Northern Spy menu are highly affordable, and entirely delectable. For early meals, the baked eggs and kale salad draw rave reviews. More expensive meals feature local seafoods and meats, prepared with unique flavor combinations which give diners a real treat. The restaurant offers a specials menu which caters to the best of the available local ingredients.

Asparagus, Hampton's Bay wave whelks, horseradish & truffle

Asparagus, Hampton’s Bay wave whelks, horseradish & truffle

Northern Spy doesn’t have a vast dining room, but the character of the place more than makes up for it. Brunch and lunch are walk-in only affairs, and a portion of the dining room is always available for walk-in customers. There are limited reservations offered each night. If you’re interested in trying the chef’s tasting menu, you need to give the restaurant 24-hours advance notice, so they can plan your meal.

Pan-seared fluke with wilted spinach, chantarelles, Napa cabbage, and cold chili-broth

Pan-seared fluke with wilted spinach, chantarelles, Napa cabbage, and cold chili-broth

Bringing home your goodies from Northern Spy Food Company has never been easier than with Seastreak! We’re glad to let you bring your food aboard our luxurious boats, and we offer drinks and snacks if you can’t wait for a bite to eat until you get home.

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The Seastreak Family

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The New York Musical Theatre Festival

Broadway’s big-name plays and lavish productions are the go-to entertainment for most theater lovers. As spectacular as Broadway’s tremendous productions are, they don’t leave much room for the smaller, lesser-known productions which have both creativity and heart. Until July 27, theatergoers have the chance to take in these wonderful smaller productions at the New York Musical Theatre Festival! It’s a great way to get a first look at tomorrow’s theater stars.

New York Musical Theater Festival

The New York Musical Theatre Festival, featuring shows at various theater locations, was founded in 2004, with the goal of helping artists put on professional productions so they could bring their ideas and efforts to industry leaders, peers, and musical theater enthusiasts. Since its widely acclaimed opening year, the festival has become the country’s largest musical theater festival, and has featured more than 350 shows to the delight of over 300,000 audience members! Musicals and talents introduced at these festivals have now gone on to great success both on and off Broadway, and around the world.

The NY Musical Theater Festival

This year’s festival promises an exciting schedule of shows which will suit all tastes. Check out “As We Lie Still”, a tale about a Vaudvillian illusionist, his assistant, and the consequences of a trick gone wrong. Or tap your toes to the bluegrass soundtrack of “Bayonets of Angst”, about the unknown exploits of the Civil War’s most famous leaders. For a family day at the theater, don’t miss “Rescue Rue”, the tale of a little dog looking for her happily ever after.

Planning transportation for your day at the festival? We’ve got you covered! With Seastreak, you’ll never need to worry about missing your show. Our friendly, punctual service will get you to the theater with time to spare, and back home again in style.

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The Seastreak Family

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Osteria Morini

Pasta is a favorite meal for many Americans, and for good reason. This filling, hearty comfort food staple goes well with a nearly endless variety of meats, cheeses, and sauces, to make an extensive array of delicious meals. When next you’re hungry for fresh pasta prepared in expert style, try Osteria Morini at 218 Lafayette Street.

Osteria Morini

Chef Michael White has created a menu which reflects the distinct style of the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy, as well as its wonderful cuisine. The region, called the Italian Breadbasket, has given the world some of the flavors most commonly associated with Italian-style cooking. Prosciutto, parmigiano, mortadella, and balsamic vinegar all hail from this area of Italy, and their influence resonates through the soul of Italian cooking.

Osteria Morini offers menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Begin your day with an assortment of breakfast foods served in Osteria Morini’s unique style, such as poached eggs with tigelle, salsa olandese, and cotechino. Or choose a more traditional pasta dish to fortify you for the rest of the day.

Brunch at Osetria Morini

The dinner menu offers both singular pasta dishes and entrees, or a four-course fixed menu option for the entire table. Osteria Morini has a selection of wines which pair well with all their menu items. Inquire with the sommelier for ideas on what will best suit your meal, or pick your favorite wine from their extensive list. When you’ve finished your dinner, let the dessert menu tempt you with such sweet creations as the tiramisu, or the zabaglione mousse, with candied almonds and marsala poached plums.

Continue the excellent service you got at Osteria Morini with your ride home on a Seastreak ferry! We’re dedicated to making your experience as smooth and convenient as it can be. Get a drink from our cash bar, then sit back and enjoy the ride.

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The Seastreak Family

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Roosevelt Island

Long summer days are a great time for exploring New York’s most unique places. This season, don’t miss out on one of the area’s most iconic spots where you can find everything from bright flower gardens to a haunted, ruined hospital. Make Roosevelt Island one of your summer’s day-trip getaways!

Roosevelt Island Tram

Your trip to Roosevelt Island starts with a five-minute tram ride which carries you over the East River to reach the quiet, peaceful community which calls the island home. In Manhattan, the entrance to the system is at Tram Plaza at 60th Street and Second Avenue.

Over the years, Roosevelt Island has had many different names. The Native American tribe in the Hudson Channel area called it Minnahanonck, which meant “nice island”, a name which remains accurate to this day. Since that time, it has been Varckens Eylandt, and Blackwell Island. In 1973, it was renamed to honor President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

At the southernmost tip of Roosevelt Island sits the newly minted Four Freedoms Park, a four-acre memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt that celebrates the Four Freedoms he articulated in his 1941 State of the Union address.

Roosevelt Island 4 Freedoms Park

You may, however, want to save the bright, cheerful and sunny park for after your visit to the abandoned Smallpox Hospital. This imposing ruin was once the first hospital in the country to accept smallpox patients. All that remains is the stony, Gothic edifice, and the rumors of ghosts lingering in its walls.

The same architect who designed the Smallpox Hospital also designed the North Point Lighthouse. Although it’s made from the same, grey stone, this lighthouse stands at a wonderful barbecuing and fishing spot. Nearby, you can also find the Octagon, once an asylum, and now high-end housing with maps and architecture well worth seeing!

Roosevelt Island North Point Lighthouse

Seastreak ferries are the best way to start out your adventure on Roosevelt Island and to relax on after you’ve spent your day ambling around. Our boats offer cool drinks, and the ideal place to kick back and rest your feet.  We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

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The Seastreak Family

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