South Street Seaport, New York City, New York
South St and Fulton St, New York City, New York 10038| Map |
The South Street Seaport is a historic area in the New York City borough of Manhattan, located where Fulton Street meets the East River, and adjacent to the Financial District.
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Touristy but fun, with a relaxed riverside vibeFlag review
Much like Boston's Quincy Market, this riverside district (anchored by the Fulton Fish Market) is touristy but a pleasant, easy place for families to come for peoplewatching, shopping and a meal. There are shops of every kind, plus a food court upstairs, so even picky eaters can find something they like.
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This place gets extremely crowded on summer weekends.
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The South Street Seaport has been my first NYC home in my heart. When I was overseas in the military and came back to NYC, I spent July 4th here when the Statue of Liberty had a facelift in 1986. Here is my list of all time favs about South Street Seaport: *My kid brother, God rest his soul got his first place in Brooklyn Heights, we used to come here as kids because of the view and dream big dreams. *I used to bring dates here because its romantical *BODIES - The Exhibition *On a date with my wife in the 90s, We went on a brunch/Jazz cruise and I saw Lonnie Liston Smith, my favorite jazz musician in the world *Carolines! *Great place for July 4th *The movie Black Rain had a motorcycle chase scene here under...
I have been here twice in the past few months and it just feels disappointing. I mean, the boats and the river are cool and i like the new amsterdam market on sundays but it just feels like all the...
Being a native urbanite, I really take pride in always seeking out authentic city experiences and avoiding tourist draws. As a relative newbie to NYC, I make an effort not to do things that true New Yorkers would laugh at. For this reason, I was not at all interested in South Street Seaport lest someone mistake me for one of those people who thinks a manufactured tourist trap is the real deal. But my husband got me to go (ostensibly to see if it was worth taking visiting friends in the future)...and it was actually really fun. I'm not going to argue with other reviewers: the cobblestone streets are a little too precious, the shopping area was just a big, not-so-classy mall, and the food options were limited ...
When I was a kid I used to love this place and not because I bought my favorite Skid Row t-shirt here when I was in junior high. I always thought this was a nice romantic spot even way before I had a taste of what romance felt like. I always loved sitting on the third level balcony and just enjoying the view of the water and thinking about whatever was on...