Seaport District surprisingly has NYC’s best new restaurants

From tourist trap to culinary nirvana. That’s been the long, strange trip of Pier 17 in the Seaport District, previously known as the South Street Seaport. Current Seaport owner the Howard Hughes Corp. lured marquee-name chefs — Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Andrew Carmellini and David Chang — and their arrival has proved transformational. The new pier, which resembles a floating fortress...