South Street Seaport, New York City

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89 South St., New York, NY 10038 (212) 732-8257

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    Ship A'hoy

    by bugalugs Written Oct 4, 2003

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    South Street Seaport Museum is dedicated to the Port of New York and its once thriving industry with ships sailing into/and out of her docks, importing and exporting cargo far and wide.

    Admission to the Museum and also the sailing ships is included is $5.

    Opening hours:

    1st April - 30th September 10-6pm daily
    1st Oct - 31st March 10-5pm daily, closed Tuesdays.

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    The Wavertree

    by bugalugs Written Oct 4, 2003

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    The Wavertree a sailing ship is berthed on the East River at the South Street Seaport(Museum). It was built in England in 1885 and was built of wrought iron. This ship is still under going restoration but visitors can still go on board.

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    The Peking

    by bugalugs Updated Oct 4, 2003

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    The Peking is another sailing ship berthed at the South Street Seaport Museum. This ship was built in Germany in 1911 but was moored in England for over 40 years until it was brought to this museum in 1975.

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    Shops and restaurants

    by bugalugs Written Oct 4, 2003

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    Inside this mall are shops selling all sorts of things as well as sourvenir shops. Also restaurants. Its not a large mall, but interesting to visit.

    Open everyday, and closing time for the shops is 10pm

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    Karaoke

    by bugalugs Updated Oct 4, 2003

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    In South Street Seaport mall there is a shop, selling all sorts of gadgets (Not sure if it was actually a 'gadget shop'. It was really busy, although most people were trying things out. This is our son and his friend enjoying singing 'Swing Low Sweet Charity' - much to the amusement of passers by and also by me!

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    All in one: Shopping, dining, great views!

    by Dutchnatasja Written Apr 17, 2007

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    South Street Seaport is located south of the Brooklyn Bridge. After walking the Brooklyn Bridge it was time to slow down a bit. South Street Seaport is a nice place to unwind and relax. Here I was sitting on a bench, watching the (many) tourists and the ships. These ships are now museums. The ships are docked along the pier. It’s a great contrast to see the old ships and the modern buildings at the background.

    There’s more to see, for example the many shops in the heart of South Street. This cobblestone street is closed to vehicles. I found that very pleasant. The shops has a large variety, from upscale to tourists shops. Shops like Victoria's Secret, Guess, Coach, and more are ready to welcome you.

    Pier 17 is a 3 floor building with shops, restaurants and a food court. If you want to give your feet some rest, go to third floor. Here you’ll find lounge chairs overlooking the river. Although it was in December, the temperature was very good. It was very enjoyable to sit in the sun. You can imagine how its like in the summer! Sitting down, with a cool breeze, looking at the Brooklyn Bridge.

    There’s a lot activity in the summer, like street performers, live music and outdoor eating. Check the events calendar once in a while for concerts.

    During the holiday there is the ‘singing Christmas tree’ performed by the Big Apple Chorus. For years they are performing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the Holiday. All famous Christmas carols are coming by. They climbing up the tree and begin to sing. It’s funny to see these people with their red hats and green coats singing along! It was very crowdie around the Christmas tree.

    Personally I think the summer is the best time to visit South Street Seaport, although, you don’t want to miss the singing Christmas tree!

    Restaurants:
    Heartland Brewery & Beer Hall (Historic Cobble Stone district)
    Seaport Cafe (Pier 17)
    Pacific Grill (Pier 17)
    Cyber Cigar Coffee Bar (Food court)
    Haagen Dazs (Pier 17)
    MacMenamin's Irish Pub (Pier 17)
    And more…

    View of brooklyn Bridge from South Street Seaport South Street Seaport view South Street Seaport South Street Seaport See the 'singing Christmas Tree' in december!
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    South Street Seaport

    by hoofhearted Written Apr 29, 2006

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    South Seaport is a great stopping off point for numerous activities. We caught the Ferry to Yankee Stadium here, had some great local brews at Heartland Brewery, bought discounted Broadway tickets at TKTS and tons of shopping and restaurants are nearby. It's a great little area, lot's of fun to be had...

    Historic ships Pier 17, waiting for the ferry Heartland Brewery TKTS, waiting on line Cafe Europa
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    Pier 17

    by PetraG Written Mar 8, 2006

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    South Street Seaport near the tip of Manhattan has spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the East River, Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.
    One third of all merchant tonnage in the world moved by sailing ships from a two-mile stretch of piers, wharehouses and countinghouses at South Street. It was said by New Yorkers that, "All streets lead to South Street." The nations first drydock, the world's first scheduled maritime departure ? the Black Ball Line ? and the world's first steamship all originated here.
    The South Street Seaport Museum celebrates America's rich maritime heritage. It has several historic ships on display that reflect the name given this area when South Street was known to the world as the "Street of Ships." Ships can be viewed for free and boarded and explored for a fee or even chartered for an excursion. In addition to the ships on exhibit the South Street Seaport Museum has galleries ? filled with old maps, prints, ship models, paintings, and frequently changing exhibitions ? housed in various buildings within the South Street Seaport area.

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    South Street Seaport

    by darthmilmo Written Oct 26, 2002

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    Right next to Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan lays this enormous shopping mall area known as the South Street Seaport. At first, I thought all this was plain shopping areas, but a few blocks away lies some of the ports. Wonder through this area and enjoy the views. Also, make sure you visit the nearby Fulton Fish Market in the early mornings. On one point I actually was amazed to see a couple relaxing and smooching in a bench right next to a homeless man sleeping his sours away on the next bench!

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    Take a Cruise!

    by Rhondaj Written Jun 17, 2004

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    There are lots of options to see NYC from the water. We chose a ride on the Zephyr. It leaves every hour and a half from pier 16, starting at 10:30. Ticket booth is on the pier. Cost-$16. The ride takes you under the Brooklyn Bridge, past Wall St. and the Empire State Building, turns around and heads south, past the the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Battery Park. Ride takes an hour. You can ride indoors or out. My only complaint was that up on the top deck where we rode, you could barely hear the commentary-they should have more speakers up there. But on the whole it was a very enjoyable trip.

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    Festivals by the South Street Seaport

    by iam1wthee Updated Apr 15, 2009

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    Normally on Memorial Day May 29th and Independence Day July 4th there are street celebrations here and many vendors selling barbecue ribs etc. The shopping mall in the seaport sells alot of eclectic things that make great presents or memoriabilia. You can also take party boat trips from this pier during the fall, summer, and spring time.
    Go to the top floor of the mall they have this new ride that can pivot you into the air.

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  • A Hidden Gem!!

    by zoearcher Written Oct 14, 2007

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    Anyone who goes to New York must take a taxi to Pier 17. At first it doesnt look much but there is so much to do you could easily spend a day here.

    There is nothing better than having a leisurely drink watching the world go by overlooked by Brooklyn Bridge and The Statue of Liberty.

    The variety of shops and little boutiques really astounded me.

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    South Street Seaport District

    by risse73 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Wander around the South Street Seaport District, where you find an array of stores and restaurants. It is a close walking distance from Chinatown in Manhattan and a nice area to relax, people-watch, and shop for souvenirs.

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    Southstreet Seaport

    by BriMcFly88 Updated Apr 27, 2004

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    A lot of places to shop. There is a small indoor mall with a food court and the view on the edge of Manhattan is real nice. Usually there are a lot of events or urban street vendors. For example, I bought a spray painted piece of artwork of the NYC skyline 6 days before the attacks on 9/11 changed that skyline forever, and recently there was a march for Tuberculosis.

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    Pier 17 Sea Port

    by johnsakura Updated Jun 29, 2005

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    Pier 17 Sea Port is a very nice to visit while in the city. You should make this a must as you will be amazed with the boats the huge building and the east river water front with the view of brooklyn.

    you have a shopping mall with view to the port and to east river.

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