This seaport dates back to the 1600s. It was remodeled to become a historic landmark as well as a shopping mall. The South ... More
South Street Seaport
This seaport dates back to the 1600s. It was remodeled to become a historic landmark as well as a shopping mall. The South Street Seaport features fantastic views of the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge. The mall is divided into three sections; one based in the original home of New York City's fish market, another at Pier 17 along the water, and the final section in the Fulton Market building near South Street. A center of activities with events, a maritime museum, dining and shopping, this is an important NYC experience!
The downtown area of Manhattan is certainly coming back. After exploring South Street Seaport & Wall Street, I recommend going to Stone Street. There are restaurants and bars that share a cobblestone outdoor space, perfect for good weather. An Irish Pub, the Dubliner, has a fun trivia night on Tuesdays, too. During the week feels like a weekend with a good crowd in the area.
South Street Seaport-Pier 17 Always a Fun time!
Max Maximov, my dear friend and I met at South Street Seaport-Pier 17. He's also the one posed in the picture; doesn't he look adorable?
Everyone will enjoy a weekend here. Nothing like the New York Water Taxi Sunset Cruise.
I love southstreet because it is a little bit calmer than all the bustle of the city. The stores are great and I will always rememeber going there when I was little and shopping. Great place for tourists or seasoned New Yorkers!
This might be one of the best places to shop during the holiday season. Smaller crowds, great selections and "hands down", the best Santa in the City and maybe best of all, The Singing Christmas Tree. You can keep Rockerfeller Center, for my money, this is the best place to get into the holiday spirit.
Oh how I really miss this place. I'm originally from Brooklyn,NY but now I live in Virginia. I would go to this place at least once a week during the spring and summer months. I just love the atmosphere and the crowds, the places to eat and the seaport party boat rides. Norfolk Waterside cannot does not have anything on South Street Seaport.
This is a great place to wander around aimlessly with a friend or group on the weekend. It can get a bit crowded but this is a very small nuissance if even that. There are 3 floors of stores in the main mall and even before you reach inside, there are many stores and stands selling various nick nacks.. all are wonderful. Everytime I go I alwwayyss visit the smoothie stand on the 3rd floor to the right of the escalator. So good. More than likely if you go on a weekend there will be at least 2 street peformers that do some amazing things that are cool to watch especially while waiting for a table at the outside restuarants. Also, during the spring/summer months you can buy tickets for the speedboat and take a fun, fast, and wet cruise around the harbor. The list goes on... just know you will absolutely have a wonderful time.
By the way, this is New York guys. If you come, take the train to Fulton Street and walk straight down to the Seaport. Its the best way to arrive. Traveling by car is crazy talk. Yes, parking hourly rates ARE crazy, so why not concentrate more on exploring at a lesiurely pace rather than how much money your bill is racking up. Plus with all the mall has to offer, you will be happy that you have the extra cash in pocket.
It's very charming and easy to get taxis from - a plus. Restaurants are great and you can easily walk across the Brooklyn Bridge or get a water taxi from Pier 17.
The only bad things are it's noisy at night (until they move the Fish Market) and it does reek of fish!