South Street Seaport Historic District

South Street Seaport Historic District

South Street Seaport Historic District
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The area
Neighborhood: Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial District is where New York City began as a center of commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful setting are complemented by museums, countless skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District, home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange. Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis Island to learn about the vital immigrant history of the city.
How to get there
  • Fulton St • 4 min walk
  • Wall St • 6 min walk
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Beachgram2016
Hilton Head, SC49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
If you visit this area and leave hungry, it’s your own fault! There are dozens of restaurants featuring just about any cuisine, and decor ranging from very casual to white linen tablecloths. In addition, there are taverns, ice cream shops, pizzerias, coffee bars, seafood restaurants, etc. History nearly oozes from the cobblestone pedestrian walkway. Don’t miss this experience!
Written May 10, 2019
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY15,053 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018
The South Street Seaport Historic District is a nice spot to stroll the waterfront, walk
the cobblestone streets shop and have a good meal. There are galleries, upscale shopping and new bars You can have a nice afternoon to enjoy the area.
Written December 26, 2018
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DEBurns
New York City, NY164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2011 • Friends
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of modern day New York and get a sense of the old New York. The historic South Street Seaport area, while a bit commercial, does give you the opportunity to get a sense of NYC in the late 1800s and early 1900s and especially the impact of ships and shipping. It is worth the time.
Written November 18, 2011
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KeithY
Monroe, NC20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This area has all you want, some great restaurants, shopping, an outdoor bar. Views of the Brooklyn Bridge. An area that you don’t want to miss, also close to Pier 17.
Written September 26, 2019
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lydiar770
Bronx, NY78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
The south street seaport is so different since the devastation of hurricane Sandy. It’s still a beautiful place with gorgeous views. A lot of restaurants, entertainment and concerts. The place is great for photos, several shops and other places to eat. I still miss the old seaport but eventually once they finish building I will get use to the new area. It’s a wonderful place to visit since they have a huge terrace on top but it was closed to the public this time I visit.
Written September 8, 2019
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courtneyp2015
Chattanooga, TN70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
Came across this area by accident! On a weekend night, multiple food vendors set up, plenty of picnic tables & seating, all local shops open, open air bar & a great historic feel.
Written August 27, 2019
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Mark O
Hamilton, Bermuda66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
There is a buzz about he seaport now. Thanks to the Howard Hughes Corp morning he investment into Piet 17 is attracting more attention and people aswell. We went up to eh pop up bar restaurant on the rooftop and watched the river traffic and the ice rink. What a place to do that. It is still only part open but well worth a visit.
Written January 15, 2019
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Pam B
Clutton463 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Couples
We wouldn't have gone if we had realised how little there is to see. Mostly the place is boarded up with barriers everywhere. We did have a nice snack at the end of a pier and as the sun was shining we sat outside and watched the helicopters and boats in the harbour. Otherwise better avoided and spend your time elsewhere.
Written September 26, 2013
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA510 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
A great spot that takes you back into the bustling maritime era of New York City - you can explore the restored ships, check out restaurants, and shops, and stop by the seaport museum.
Written August 5, 2022
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Curious Findings of Kristina Lucia
New York City, NY42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
For the holiday season I strive to visit as many areas of the city as possible and the South Street Seaport is always on my list. I find this area is calming and peaceful being located on the water and charming with the stone streets. It is a short walk from the Fulton Street Stop on the 2 or 3 trains. I was there on a weekend night and was comforted in that there were not too many visitors on that evening. It was easy to maintain social distancing while enjoying the white and ivory Christmas Tree and complementing decorations. The shops tend to be closed by 7 PM but there was a selection of restaurants open for the evening. My favorite part of the visit was wandering across the street to Pier 17 to enjoy the view of the skyline. If you are looking for some quiet time and a great view, this a wonderful spot to check out. I look forward to going back and re-visiting the various restaurants in this location.
Written December 19, 2020
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