10 reasons to love
The South Street Seaport in NYC
There are great places to visit all over Manhattan, and Liberty Cruise NYC can take you to many of them, but while you’re in the city be sure to check out the historic South Street Seaport District for these ten reasons and many, many more!
1. South Street Seaport Museum
The South Street Seaport Museum describes itself as a “cultural institution” and features the story of New York, and how it helped grow the United States through its role as a port city. Located at 12 Fulton Street, the museum is open Wednesday-Sunday 11am to 5pm with tickets available online and at the museum.The museum features galleries, educational programming, and guided tours on two full-size ships. If touring these ships isn’t enough to satisfy your inner sailor, sign up to go on a sailboat ride on the Schooner Pioneer to get a one-of-a-kind view of New York Harbor.
2. Pier 17
Formerly the home of the Fulton Street Fish Market, this pier was renovated into an upscale shopping mall almost thirty years ago. Visitors can still come here to visit more than just the mall though. It is home to one of the largest fleets of historic ships and in the summer, free concerts are held on the roof of the mall at this pier.
3. Schermerhorn Row
This historic, cobblestone row stretches from Front to South Streets along the south side of Fulton and was featured in the Historic Districts Council’s, “Six to Celebrate.” Schermerhorn Row was initially built and completed in 1812. This site began as a mix of homes and businesses and over the years has transformed into new businesses, a hotel, and now includes part of the seaport museum. This New York City landmark has been restored and features bars, restaurants with outdoor seating, and shops.
4. Titanic Memorial Park
Located at the corner of Pearl and Fulton Street, this was the first memorial to ever be built for those who were lost in the Titanic sinking. This monument takes the shape of a lighthouse and has been around for over 100 years.
5. Fulton Stall Market
If you’re looking for some local, fresh food, the Fulton Stall Market is the place to go. There is both an outdoor farmers market open on Sundays 11:00am to 5:30pm from April to December as well as an indoor market open every day, year-round from 11:30am to 6:00pm located here featuring fresh fruits and vegetables, desserts, ciders, oils, tea, coffee, dairy products, and so much more!
6. Fresh Salt Restaurant
Located on Beekman Street between Front and South streets, reviewers rave about the brunch, great atmosphere, selection of sandwiches, like the breaded eggplant on ciabatta, and happy hour specials at this restaurant. If you like salads, try the Kale Caesar–which also has toasted almonds and apple in it.
7. VBar Seaport
This restaurant is located on the corner of Front and Beekman streets is open all day long and sits in a historic building that was restored to its early 19th century charm. Reviewers post about the omelettes at brunch, oysters, chowder, and great service at this spot. Try the mac’ and cheese with crab meat, fontina, parmigiano and parsley or chicken schnitzel with lemon and thyme.
8. Il Brigante
If you’re looking for some scrumptious Italian food for dinner while in the seaport, definitely check out II Brigante. Past guests say the pasta vongole, brick oven pizza, coffee, and osso bucco will not disappoint at this warm, welcoming restaurant.
9. Pier 16
You’ll find shops, restaurants and other attractions (like music) at Pier 16. This pier boasts the best views of the water in the area. These views include both the Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty.
ESPN, a major sports network recently came to the seaport for the 2018 season. The ESPN studio is located on Pier 17 and features daily live telecasts with both indoor and outdoor spaces. This facility is the location where the morning show, Get Up! is filmed.
“No trip to NYC would ever be complete without a trip to the seaport,” said Blair Nicole of Liberty Cruise NYC. “Remember, the closer you get to Front Street, the more you’ll be in the midst of all the hustle and bustle.”
Many thanks to Blair for taking us on this trip through the South Street Seaport in NYC! Kudosxx