The Fulton Ferry Landing Association has shared proposals for a new ice cream stand and oyster bar at Fulton Ferry Landing which are being presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission during the next weeks.
The owner of the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, formerly in the Fireboat House at Fulton Ferry Landing, has proposed an ice cream stand in the lot in front of his new restaurant while Ample Hills Ice Cream will move into the Fireboat House this spring. The proposed stand is a modified 32 foot long shipping container and service would be from the windows facing Everit Street. The Land Use Committee of Community Board 2 voted to approve the application which will be presented to the Landmarks Preservation Commission at the end of April.
Renderings of the pavilion proposed as an oyster bar for Fulton Ferry Landing have been published. It is a 34.5 ft square sided structure, to be open year round – open in the summer, closed in winter, daily until midnight. The plans also include a retired FDNY fireboat (capacity 199) used as an oyster bar, located in the slip on the north side of the pier. This proposal comes from the owners of the Pilot sail boat oyster bar at Pier 6 and the Island Oyster bar on Governor’s Island who won the initial concession rights for the site. This application failed to be approved by the Land Use Committee of Community Board 2 and the Landmarks Preservation Commission. The LPC held off on a vote and asked Brooklyn Bridge Park to come back with a minimalist design. Stay tuned!