There's a new floating establishment sailing into the Hudson River this summer just downstream from the Frying Pan. Beginning in June, the 142-foot long schooner Sherman Zwicker will dock at Hudson River Park's Pier 25, which Tribeca Citizen notes is “designated pier for historic vessels." The schooner, which was built in Nova Scotia in 1942, will play host to a lecture series, two exhibitions and, most importantly, a raw bar called Grand Banks.

Community Board 1's Tribeca Committee approved a liquor license for the boat, which has capacity for 199 but will accommodate "substantially" fewer; application documents point to 62 seats at tables plus 20 more at the bar. The Grand Banks light food program will be run by Mark Firth—proprietor of Diner and Marlow & Sons in South Williamsburg—and will include raw oysters from New York Waters and sides like fries and salt cod on toast (see the full menu here).

Owners Miles and Alex Pincus aim to open the boat on June 1st with plans to operate until the end of October. The Community Board approved opening from noon until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. It's a trial installation and will come up for review at the end of the season; for now, it's the largest, free wooden boat in New York City.