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Manhattan Attraction South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport 

   South Street Seaport is a historic waterfront district in New York City, located along the East River and nearby the city’s Financial District. South Street Seaport covers 12 blocks with the center point at Fulton Street, where there was once a fish market. Many of the buildings in the area were constructed in the early 19th century and restored in the 1980s after decades of neglect. Though considered an historic area and a living museum, South Street Seaport has become rather commercialized and touristy.

South Street Seaport, New York City

South Street Seaport by Jan Ainali

There are three piers here (Pier 15, 16, and 17) with several historic vessels moored at the piers. Among the vessels is the Peking, a steel-hulled four-masted barque built in 1911. Another is the Wavertree, built in 1885 and was once a cargo vessel. There are two schooners namely the Pioneer and Lettie G. Howard, both built during the later part of the 19th century. There is also a harbor tour on the W.O. Decker, a wooden tugboat built in 1930.

View of Brooklyn from South Street Seaport, New York City

View of Brooklyn from South Street Seaport by Kenneth Lu

South Street Seaport is a great location in Manhattan for eating out. There is a wide choice of foods but seafood seems to be the specialty here. There are several American-style casual dining restaurants as well as Italian, South American, and Japanese restaurants. There are also a couple of coffee shops, snack bars, delis and a food court with a seating capacity for 250 people. 

Location: Fulton & South Streets, Pier 17, New York, NY 10038

Website: South Street Seaport Museum
Tel (inquiry): 212-748-8786

Website: The Seaport
Tel (inquiry): 212-732-7678 

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