NYC’s iconic Central Park Boathouse restaurant shutters after 66 years until 2021 When you want to eat in Central Park, Central Park is the place to be. At least, for 66 years, the boathouse has been a landmark for city residents, tourists and the strolling mob for Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” concerts. RELATED: As temperatures drop, St. Patrick’s Day parade begins with a quick first stop at Central Park Sadly, the boathouse will serve its last patrons in a little over a year. As the New York Times reported, there will be a seven-year closure of the restaurant for renovations, which is slated to end in 2021.
“We want to have a roof, which is required by the city, and the technology will allow us to have a stage, a special space for performances in the park,” said Adam Lustig, the restaurant’s general manager. “It’ll feel like it’s a living room for the city, where people can come to Central Park and enjoy music, performances.” Those performances are expected to be kick-started by a Kickstarter campaign,Continue Generating