This is a great walking tour for your iPod from Sounds for Sights that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Seaport. Includes Pier 17, Fulton Fish Market and the Federal Resrve. You can't beat the $5 price. It's a great way to see the city at your leisure.
Not one of the 'best' places to shop in New York (I'm comparing it to Macy's and Fifth Avenue) but its a great place to visit, as its near the harbour which looks great on a nice day!!
The souvenir shops are great, and even though there is not a wide selection of shops, there is a large variety!!
I guess if you are in the area, you should visit it!
At the end of the Pier 17 building is an open deck offering great views of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Pier 17's boardwalk is perfect for a leisurely stroll you and your group can grab a bench and relax in the sun while resting those tired feet.
If your hungry or are in the mood for some shopping lets go inside this 3 story pavillion.
Inside, there are several fast food
restaurants with food court seating.
Grab a quick bite to eat before heading out for more sightseeing.
If you can't resist shopping, you'll either love or hate the 3 floors of stores filling Pier 17. From high end designer boutiques to fun tourist shops, it's a browser's paradise.
In nice weather, nothing beats dining
outside. The more formal restaurants line the perimeter of Pier 17.
In the summertime, after 5 p.m., the area is filled with Wall Street's finest.
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.
South Street Seaport is part touristy and part historic. It is located in Lower Manhattan, about 20 minutes south of Midtown by subway. Here you will find Pier 17- a large collection of shops and restaurants which cater to the tourist crowd. The seaport is also a 12 square block historic district and home to the maritime museum, which is supposed to be excellent, but I haven't been there so I can't comment further.
The Seaport was once New York's commercial center as the port served as the entryway for ships. Many busineses developed along the port and the area thrived. When the economy became less dependent on importing, the area declined. It has since been revitalized. The streets in the heart of the seaport district are closed to vehicle and are maintained as cobblestone paths. But for the crowds of tourists who visit the area, it would be impossible to tell that the fast paced financial district and Midtown Manhattan are only short distances away.
There are boat tours which depart from the seaport and give you a chance to view the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty, or you can walk along the pier and catch a glimpse of these sights from there.
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.
Close to this area, you can see also SOUTH STREET SEAPORT, also known as (Pier 17)another very touristic place full of shops and restaurants.This is another nice place to take some good pictures of Manhattan skyline.
I visited NYC after Philly, and NYC's South Street Pier 17 reminded me of Philly's South Street and Penn's Landing combined. It has a waterfront promenade to walk around and see the classic ships. It also has some fancy restaurants with outdoor seating and a shopping center and food court. It's proximity to Lower Manhattan probably attracts many local workers in after hours.
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.
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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