South Street Seaport, New York City

4 out of 5 stars 69 Reviews

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

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    South Street Seaport

    by PeterVancouver Updated Apr 4, 2011

    A great place to sit outside on a warm summers day for lunch South Street Seaport is home to more than 35 restaurants & eateries, from quick to casual to formal It is located in the heart of the financial district and is one of this city’s top five attractions. Cobblestone streets, strolling performers and panoramic breathtaking views
    The South Street Seaport Museum is home to the nation's largest fleet of privately maintained historic vessels. The vessels represent a range of craft typical of the kinds of cargo ships and working vessels that once filled New York Harbor in the 19th and early 20th century, when most freight and people traveled by water. The museum vessels are of three types:

    Stationary Vessels
    Training Vessels

    Museum vessels in background
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    The well-known skyline of South Manhattan

    by Robert_Hun Written Apr 2, 2005

    In this area there are a lot of activities and interesting sights mainly during the day on weekdays, esp. if you want to visit the financial quarter.
    South Street from the Brooklyn Bridge until the South Ferry (to Governors and Staten Island) and the Battery Park (ferry to Liberty and Ellis Island) along the East River.
    You can find the South Street Seaport (and Pier 17) is a historic part of the city, once neglected, now a very lively place with shops, restaurants and ships, a market place and an ex-warehouse, Schermerhorn Row which is now a tourist center.

    View of Lower Manhattan from Brooklyn
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  • Shopping... eating... fish!

    by matt1168 Written Feb 17, 2004

    Ok, while many people may agree that the area around South Street Seaport is a bit smelly and crumby, I happen to like it. The seaport itself is bustling with people and attractions, as well as food and shopping for less cost. There are many major retailers at the seaport, as well as specialty stores.

    Part of Fulton Street near the seaport has been converted to a pedestrian mall, and has many stores on it.

    The Seaport

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    Lower Manhattan's historic waterfront

    by hundertmorgen Written Sep 30, 2003

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    Very nice area for shopping and restaurants. Breathtaking views to Brooklyn and on the Brooklyn Bridge, a maritime museum and a relaxing scenery (probably not at weekend or on holiday).

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    South Street Seaport

    by marciaca Written Aug 22, 2003

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    Part museum and part shopping area, South Street seaport has old sailing ships you can tour as well as an array or restuarants and gift stores.

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    Movie Seaport

    by supermediania Written Jun 22, 2006

    If you saw a romantic film made in New York , you probably saw this place. Is a beautiful seaport where you could get a beautiful view of Brooklyn Bridge

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    Waterfront at Pier 17

    by butterflykizzez04 Written Mar 27, 2005

    We walked over to Pier 17 from Battery Park to see the Brooklyn Bridge.

    There are some amazing old tall ships down there and the Pier 17 building is now a mall/eatery.

    nice area to visit, and free to see

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    Pier 17

    by SnoopySue Written Feb 4, 2005

    Lot of shops and fast food restaurants. If you're lucky enough to catch a table near window, or if it is not to cold to take an outside seat, you can enjoy in view of Brooklyn.

    Pier 17
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    Site Seeing at South Street...

    by danmcf Written Aug 25, 2002

    Site Seeing at South Street Seaport with tall ships, souviner shopping, and where we had to get tickets for the WTC observation deck.
    The tall ships look neet up against the lower Manhattan skyline.

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