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South Street Seaport, New York City

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, History Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
Dive into the spirit of old New York at South Street Seaport. During the mid-19th century, this area was the hub of the city's commercial maritime trade. As you walk the cobblestone streets, you'll pass by restored buildings filled with shops, restaurants and bars, and you will have a great view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Walk to the docks for to see a collection of museum ships, some of which you can board. Throughout the year, you'll happen upon various festivals and events in the area. Be aware that parts of the area are under reconstruction because of damage from Hurricane Sandy. Put South Street Seaport on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our New York City vacation builder.
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  • After walking on the Brooklyn Bridge, came here)) there are many tourists in search of a water taxi to the statue of liberty, just students on benches, cute couples who admire views of Brooklyn and simply enjoy the marvellous panoramas)) If you have time, take a look here in the evening, the lights and the illumination of skyscrapers give a special charm to this Waterfront-))
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  • Truly enjoyed this trip. Didn't get to see the museum but the ambience here was truly special. Friendly people added to a wonderful evening 
  • A little slice of history - The Musuem although small, offers a glimpse into the past along the waterfront. You can visit the Print Museum and step aboard the 'Wavertree' a historic full masted ship. ...  read more »
  • Great place to hang out with some shops from Smorgasburg, Haagen Daz, and Ambrose (lobster & beer bar). Outdoor open seating for the public and for the restaurants.
  • As a long term native of NYC, I can say that the Seaport as changed over the years. The new revised and re-built from Sandy Seaport, is most lovely. It is a breath of fresh air in a city of noise, congestion and sameness. The new seaport is just beautiful to be around. From the new parks, buildings, and great retail stores, you can't miss spending time down by the sea. If feels old school with a new twist.
  • Cool pop up shop, featuring interesting brands from the likes of Alessi, Sarah Flint, Tokyobike, etc.
  • I worked here in the late 80s, both in the mask and in the Yankee Clipper restaurant across the street, so I feel some nostalgia for the long summer days I spent here. The working fish market is something I miss. People will say it was smelly and an eyesore, but it was the last bit of true character about this place.
  • I still have nostalgic feelings over the original South Street Seaport, but the new Sandy Seaport remodel is not bad! Looks nice and refurbished to what it originally was with newer stores. Still rebuilding from hurricane Sandy, but things will come together well!
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