My latest project is Grand Banks, a seasonal oyster bar on deck of the historic F/V Sherman Zwicker. Docked at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 in Tribeca, the 142 foot sailboat is a museum quality example of traditional boat building and the largest wooden vessel in New York City.
The project was conceived and developed with Mark Firth, founder of Diner and Marlow & Sons, my brother Miles, who is my partner in the development firm Arts & Leisure, and Adrien Gallo, our director of operations; and designed in collaboration with Eric Cheong head of design for Ace Hotels.
Operating in conjunction with the not-for-profit Maritime Foundation, Grand Banks presents on-board exhibitions on maritime history and a curated lecture series with notable speakers on topics ranging from seafaring culture to aquatic sustainability.
We will be opening in the next few weeks.