South Street Seaport Historic District

South Street Seaport Historic District

South Street Seaport Historic District
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The area
Neighbourhood: 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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Jack
Old Bethpage, NY2,192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
South Street Seaport is a tiny, historical, yet beautiful district of New York City. The district is along the East River and is home to piers, museums, the Titanic memorial, Malibu Barbie Cafe, and other historic buildings. I highly recommend visiting!
Written 19 November 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,761 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
The historic area really has little of the original features about it, and now the pier is all new. Great area anyway but the old one was better.
Written 25 March 2023
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Rebecca O
Ridgewood, NY1,805 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
Titanic memorial, Museums, eatery’s, views…. Everything is here. Great way to spend a day. Right by the water too for fantastic views.
Written 18 January 2023
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Carrie D.
Cleveland, OH2,290 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We visited on a Tuesday afternoon in August--it was blazing hot and we were especially thankful for the nice breeze that comes with being closest to the water. We sought this area out because I'm a history buff and I wanted to see NYC as it may have been in its early days.

It is a quaint historic area, with older buildings and cobblestone streets, but what surprised me was how dead the area was. There were shops and some restaurants, but I didn't see anyone in any of them. We scarcely saw anyone as we wandered around. Perhaps it was the heat, or the day/time we visited, but you don't expect to find many corners of the city that deserted.
Written 14 September 2022
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA492 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 5 August 2022
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catalin s
Craiova, Romania259 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This spot is the beginning of New York. This is how New York looked back in the 19th century. It’s a designated historic district, which means it will be protected against modern developments.
It’s well restored and should be a vibrant place, but I’m not sure how much it succeeded. We visited before lunch, in a working day, don’t know how the place looks in weekend evenings. Besides the early 19th commercial buildings, there is a sailing ship at Pier 17 and a mall, plus a lot of restaurants.
The whole area is in a stark contrast with the financial district nearby. It totally worth a visit, it’s near Fulton Street Station. From its waterside you get an excellent view of Brooklyn Bridge.
Written 30 August 2021
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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 19 December 2020
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Mike S
London, UK920 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is an attractive historical area with several streets of well restored historic buildings now housing a museum plus a variety of shops,restaurants and cafes.The riverfront area features several historic sh;ips.
Written 25 October 2019
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ALISON S
Paisley, UK629 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Pleasant area for a walk about down at the water. Was quiet when we were there but that could be because of the time of year.
Interesting ships, and great view of Brooklyn Bridge
Written 9 October 2019
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KeithY
Monroe, NC20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 26 September 2019
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