South Street Seaport was a former port area of Manhattan, but now it’s buzzing with bars, restaurants and designer shops. The area offers great views of Brooklyn and Brooklyn Bridge. It includes Pier 17, which housed shops inside a former warehouse, but is now being turned into a huge new shopping and dining development, due for completion in 2017. Here’s how it should look:
You can still catch a boat at the Seaport, as it’s a stop for New York Water Taxis and also for sightseeing cruises. You can also now take a ferry from the Seaport to Brooklyn Bridge Park over the river. The area is home to the Seaport Music Festival and Pier 16 is a prominent location in the movie “I Am Legend”. The South Street Seaport Museum is located here and it’s a regular stop for most of New York’s Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tours.
South Street Seaport is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 7pm.
LOCATION & CONTACT
Address: South Street Seaport, South Street & Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038, United States.
Tel: +1 212 732 7678 (or 212 Sea-Port)
South Street Seaport is located where Fulton Street meets the East River, adjacent to the financial district.
MORE ON SOUTH STREET SEAPORT
Hotels near South Street Seaport – Great Rates from Hotels.com
South Street Seaport – Official website
South Street Seaport – Wikipedia
Walking Tour of South Street Seaport – From our Tours & Activities pages
New York Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour – includes free entry to South Street Seaport Museum
New York Travel Guide Books – Amazon.co.uk