New Yorkers were devastated when Central Park’s iconic Loeb Boathouse closed in October due to the pandemic, but unlike many other NYC restaurants, it luckily wasn’t permanent.
The 1950s-era restaurant announced a closing in the fall, and also appeared to permanently lay off its 163 employees. Many took this as news that it wouldn’t be reopening, but the restaurant just announced on social media that it actually will reopen starting March 29!
The boathouse itself has a rich history, dating as far back as the 1860s, but the structure we know today officially opened in 1954 and is name for the investment banker and philanthropist Carl M. Loeb and his wife Adeline who donated $305,000 to help create it. Besides just the landmark restaurant, you could also rent rowboats or take a gondola ride around Central’s Park beautiful lake (an activity that is still closed due to COVID-19, but is reported to be reopening soon as the weather warms up).
It will probably be a popular visit after so much time closed, so you should start making your reservations on their website here!
featured image source: Facebook / The Loeb Boathouse at Central Park