12 Fulton St, New York, NY | Directions 1003840.706550 -74.003472
Museum Apr-Dec Tues-Sun 10am-6pm, Thurs 10am-8pm; Jan-Mar Fri-Mon 10am-5pm (On Mon, Schermerhorn Row galleries only); ships open noon-4pm
Neighborhoods: Financial District (Wall Street), Financial District, Downtown
First few times nice, then it gets old – First couple of visits to South St, Seaport were fun and exciting, checking out the little shops(EXPENSIVE) and restaurants and stores in the small mall. After about the 3rd or whatever time going, it was really same old same old, expensive, nothing REALLY remarkable , about it , EXCEPT the views of the East River, and the Brooklyn Bridge, always outstanding. One July summer, early evening we managed to catch an outdoor band complete with horns, that was exceptional! The sun was over by the East River, the sky was deep blue, it was 80 degrees and dry(for once) and just a lovely way to enjoy an early evening in a MOST fabulous city. So, wonderful if your lucky enough to stumble upon an outdoor venue like that, otherwise, smells sometimes, and very touristy, and expensive. Sometimes you will catch street performers on the Brick section, near the outdoor restaurants.
s'allright – great view of brooklyn and the river; but if you don't like crowds- then this may not be your thing.
it's a different view of new york, and it's nice for visitors or if you just want a drink and enjoy the view; it's okay to try once.
otherwise you may be better off going to boat basin for a nice view and cheap drink.
The seaport – A romantic inexpensive date! Can be a little smelly @ times, but if you go to the upstair level of the mall and sip a pina colada on the lawn style chairs that face the East river... that's pricesless! The scenary around you is unbelievable! I love NY!
Touristy, but a geat view – It is always packed with tourists -- and the shops/restaurants aren't all that great. But the views of the river and bridges and passing traffic are incredible. It's a good spot to sit down and relax for a while after entertaining folks from out of town. They also have a bunch of free, semi-big name concerts here in the summer.
has potential – With its open space and lovely view, South Street Seaport has the potential to host fantastic summer events. The Carl Cox all-nighter earlier this year was a promising sign. Maybe now that the tourist traffic has ebbed, SSS will update its program to bring in a local crowd.
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