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New York Daily Photo: The Water Club
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Friday, 14 September 2007

The Water Club

Manhattan is an island, yet it's only recently that the waterfront is really beginning to be developed and utilized. It is surprising, given that space is at such a premium, that this huge asset has languished for so long. Now we have things like the immensely popular Hudson River Park. There have been some earlier forays into waterfront usage (click on any of the links for previous postings) - Bargemusic, South Street Seaport, the Intrepid Museum, the 79th Street Boat Basin, Christopher Street Pier, the New York Kayak Club, Battery Park City & promenade and the Chelsea Piers. Restaurants have also entered the fray with places like the River Cafe, Hudson River Cafe, Harbour Lights, World Yacht and the Water Club, shown in today's photo. The Water Club is located at East 30th Street in the East River on a moored, renovated barge. In addition to their nautically themed dining room, there is seasonal outdoor dining at the Crows's Nest located on the upper deck. Obviously the big draw here are the spectacular vistas from its East River location, with river views from every table. I have not eaten there, however, my understanding is that the food is good with Kevin Reilly as executive chef. Kevin Reilly (formerly of Union Square Cafe and Zoe) has designed menus for other eating establishments such as Bamn (click here for previous post about this new automat). For more information about menus, etc., click here for their website ...


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