From left to right: Jay Badame, President and COO of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania of Tishman Construction. Richard Simpson, Director of Education at Institute of Culinary Education. Grace A. Capobianco, CEO of DOWNTOWN Magazine. Fred Corrado, Executive Vice President of Tishman Construction. Tom Parsons, Senior Vice President of Tishman Construction. James McLaughlin, Superintendent of Tishman Construction.

The Hudson Eats debut officially occurs on June 3, but the members of the media and community dignitaries experienced a delicious preview that did not disappoint.

The upscale food gallery, which is located inside Brookfield Place (formerly the World Financial Center), was designed by AvroKO and BCV Architects, featuring 35,000 square feet of restaurant kiosks, and plenty of open eating and strolling spaces. The gallery showcases 14 restaurants and approximately 600 communal seats.

Hudson Eats is intended to cater the fine tastes of anyone from local residents, to office workers and tourists who live, work and visit Lower Manhattan. The CEO of DOWNTOWN Magazine, Grace A. Capobianco was thrilled to be one of those welcoming the newest addition to the neighborhood. “I’m so excited to have a place in the community where we can take friends, family and clients to eat or just go out and enjoy the evening right here in our backyard,” said Capobianco. “I am impressed at how elegant, beautiful and functional the area has turned out to be.”

As guests left the event, the well-known cupcake bakery Sprinkles was providing cupcakes to go, not allowing attendees to leave without a warm smile.


From left to right: Veronica Kelly, and husband, former NYC Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, and Grace A. Capobianco, CEO of DOWNTOWN Magazine.

The food complex features some of the most popular eateries in NYC, including Blue Ribbon Sushi, Dig Inn, Num Pang, and Umami Burger. Le District, a new French-oriented market/restaurant by Peter Poulakakos and Paul Lamas is expected to open later this summer. It will offer outdoor dining and a market that will sell everything from fresh cheeses to pastries. In addition, well-known Philadelphia chef Jose Garces will debut his first New York City restaurant, Amada, alongside Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone who will be unveiling Torrisi’s second location in the city. The opening dates have not been set.

The view of the marina and the Hudson River is a soothing compliment that goes well with any meal you choose from the variety of restaurants. DOWNTOWN is happy to welcome Hudson Eats to Lower Manhttan and encourages anyone looking for a wide array of eating options in an elegant atmosphere to stop by Brookfield Place for a delicious taste of Battery Park City’s most popular new neighbor.

 Denise CourterLifestyle and Family Editor and Founder of FiDi Families.

– Photography by Eddy Garay.


Delicious Cambodian sandwiches from Num Pang.

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The team of the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE).


From left to right. Kyle Sugarman, Managing Director at Perella Weinberg Partners. Dan Berger, Director, Construction of Brookfield Properties. Denise Courter, DOWNTOWN’s Lifestyle and Family Editor and Founder of FiDi Families. 


Grace A. Capobianco and famed Downtown restaurant owner, Harry Poulakakos.

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Sprinkles, the sweetest cupcakes of New York City.


Mighty Quinnʼs brings together the best of Texas and Carolina great barbecue traditions.


Chips and Guacamole by Dos Toros.


Blue Ribbon Sushi.


Black Seed Bagels.


Some tasty snacks by Black Seed Bagels.

The beautiful Winter Garden Atrium at Brookfield Place.

U.S. Marine D’ambrosio and family