"NYC's historic waterfront district" South Street Seaport Tip by Jefie

South Street Seaport, New York City: 69 reviews and 103 photos

  View of the financial district, from Pier 16
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  • View of the financial district, from Pier 16 - New York City
      View of the financial district, from Pier 16
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  • Peking (1911 four-masted barque) - New York City
      Peking (1911 four-masted barque)
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  • Shops and restaurants on Pier 17 - New York City
      Shops and restaurants on Pier 17
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  • Brooklyn Heights as seen from South Street Seaport - New York City
      Brooklyn Heights as seen from South Street Seaport
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  • The Brooklyn Tower of Brooklyn Bridge - New York City
      The Brooklyn Tower of Brooklyn Bridge
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During most of the 19th century, New York City's seaport on East River was the biggest port in the United States. After being more or less abandoned for several decades, South Street Seaport now has a new touristic vocation: over 100 shops and restaurants can be found in the restored buildings located along its charming cobblestone streets, while historic sailing ships are docked at its piers. Although it was fairly quiet when we were there in November, I've got a feeling the area must be pretty crowded in the summertime. Also, what I found the most attractive about the area was the great views it offered of the financial district, Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge, so make sure you don't forget your camera!

Address: 89 South St., New York, NY 10038
Directions: Corner of Fulton and South St.
Phone: 212-SEA-PORT
Website: http://www.southstreetseaport.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 16, 2007
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