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South Street Seaport, New York City

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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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  • Near financial district, a district in a quiet, whose story resurfaced through the moored boats. A nice Mall (Abercrombie, superDry,...) and the TKTS window to plan good bookings.
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  • The attention of the guys at the Museum was excellent... took us and explained all about ships that are in the sea. We could enter and explore it, every eye was in English.
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  • A lively place for a wander. A very interesting area to spend a few hours. Nice to get some respite from the crowds.