The Seaport
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The Seaport District is located on the East River in Lower Manhattan with unparalleled views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the city’s iconic skyline. The rich history as New York’s original commercial hub and its storied waterfront location make the Seaport District one of New York City’s most unique settings. The Seaport District is being revitalized into a top destination in New York City for unique culinary, fashion, entertainment and cultural experiences. An essential part of New York for over 300 years, the re-envisioned Seaport District will continue to function as a much-needed community anchor for the rapidly growing population of Lower Manhattan.
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Conny Wylie
Ottawa, Canada942 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The Seaport district is situated on the East River in Lower Manhattan. It is a top nyc destination for unusual culinary, fashion, entertainment and cultural experiences. I couldn't resist a custom face cookie from the funny face bakery....it seemed almost too pretty to eat and the book-worm in me nudged me into the McNally & Jackson bookstore. I explored New York's origins as a world seaport in the South Street Seaport Museum and to get into a historical mood I toured the Wavetree cargo ship.
Written 27 January 2023
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AndreaUbok
Florida2,730 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Historic waterfront section that has been gentrified. There was a food tour restaurants are different price points. Now everything is just very pricey with the entrées $35-$100 per plate.
Had a couple of drafts for $25 at the Sapphire Chase bar & recharged our phones. Tables & ground were dirty.
Written 15 September 2021
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Dana Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA1,300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Business
one of the great places in New York City, and often without the crowds or tourists. Historic, amazing views, and great dining choices in lower Manhattan.
Written 5 September 2021
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TennisStar602
New Jersey668 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Solo
I had not been to South Street Seaport since I was probably ten (10) or eleven (11) years old. From my childhood, I remember the restaurants and my meal of steamed clams. It was really interesting to go back to this free attraction over twenty (20) years later. The area felt safe to me and it was full of shops and upscale dining options. There were also boat tours nearby. The views of Lower Manhattan, Downtown Brooklyn, and the Brooklyn Bridge were fantastic. It was nice to walk on the piers during a hot early April afternoon. Yet, it is difficult to get parking in this area, especially if one is looking for free parallel parking on the street. It is easy to walk from South Street Seaport to the Battery, to Chinatown, or to Wall Street.
Written 7 April 2021
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P F B
Edison, NJ1,671 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A nice area to walk around among old historic buildings away from the steel skyscrapers. But most of the buildings are trendy shops and restaurants. The seaport museum itself has a fee to enter as well as the historic ships that are moored here.
Written 25 January 2020
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Trevor P
Regina, Canada597 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Lots of little pubs and restaurants, and little parks with walkways. Strolling around the piers was really nice and it gives a relaxing vibe. Still lots to take in and some different views of the city.
Written 2 December 2019
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Mark C
Charleston, WV8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Wonderful place to visit and watch the boats. The NYC skyline is beautiful. The boat tour was wonderful and the narrator was much like a "one-man" show. His knowledge of the sites was incredible. The boat was comfortable and the snacks and drinks were affordable. This was truly a magical experience and something that needs to be done when visiting NYC.
Written 23 October 2019
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Thomase77
Haarlem, The Netherlands580 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Lots of little streets to stroll around, shops to pop in & out of, little cafes & restaurants. It is no where near a busy as the rest of the city so a great way to spend sometime when in manhattan.
The brooklyn bridge is just around the corner
Written 12 October 2019
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misopiso88
Seattle, WA27,582 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
I nice area of shops and restaurants near the Brooklyn Bridge and Battery Park. A good choice if you want to spend the day in Lower Manhattan and want to grab lunch or dinner.
Written 12 October 2019
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kathrine909
Auckland, New Zealand70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Very helpful staff, nice meals and great cocktails in the bar as well. Option to eat outside if you want to watch the world go by
Written 4 September 2019
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