South Street Seaport is located south of the Brooklyn Bridge. After walking the Brooklyn Bridge it was time to slow down a bit. South Street Seaport is a nice place to unwind and relax. Here I was sitting on a bench, watching the (many) tourists and the ships. These ships are now museums. The ships are docked along the pier. It’s a great contrast to see the old ships and the modern buildings at the background.
There’s more to see, for example the many shops in the heart of South Street. This cobblestone street is closed to vehicles. I found that very pleasant. The shops has a large variety, from upscale to tourists shops. Shops like Victoria's Secret, Guess, Coach, and more are ready to welcome you.
Pier 17 is a 3 floor building with shops, restaurants and a food court. If you want to give your feet some rest, go to third floor. Here you’ll find lounge chairs overlooking the river. Although it was in December, the temperature was very good. It was very enjoyable to sit in the sun. You can imagine how its like in the summer! Sitting down, with a cool breeze, looking at the Brooklyn Bridge.
There’s a lot activity in the summer, like street performers, live music and outdoor eating. Check the events calendar once in a while for concerts.
During the holiday there is the ‘singing Christmas tree’ performed by the Big Apple Chorus. For years they are performing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the Holiday. All famous Christmas carols are coming by. They climbing up the tree and begin to sing. It’s funny to see these people with their red hats and green coats singing along! It was very crowdie around the Christmas tree.
Personally I think the summer is the best time to visit South Street Seaport, although, you don’t want to miss the singing Christmas tree!
Fulton & South Streets, Pier 17
Heartland Brewery & Beer Hall (Historic Cobble Stone district)
Seaport Cafe (Pier 17)
Pacific Grill (Pier 17)
Cyber Cigar Coffee Bar (Food court)
Haagen Dazs (Pier 17)
MacMenamin's Irish Pub (Pier 17)
What’s more to see:
Bodies The Exhibition (ends 5/31/2007)
The Exhibition features 22 whole body specimens. Also more than 260 additional organ and partial body specimens.
Location: Historic Cobblestone District
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-7pm and Fri-Sun 10am-10pm