For my eleventh Turnstile NYC Thursday, I am going to write about a place down in Lower Manhattan, that kinda gets over looked, but if you take the time to go check it out, it is a really cool place. It is also a very historic place. I am going to write about South Street Seaport.
It is located right near the end of the FDR Drive and just to the left of the Brooklyn Bridge. It is in Lower Manhattan, right on the East River. It has been there for centuries, as a place of trade and commerce, but recently, a place with museums, shopping, and sea tours around the city. These boats are called Zephyrs, and I will focus on them, on a later Turnstile NYC Thursday
And there is a plethora of shopping that can be done in the building known as the Pier 17 Building. It is a very large, red building that juts off of the island, and into the East River. There is a pretty nice sized, three story mall, that has a food court on the top floor, that has brilliant views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Downtown Brooklyn, and the Statue of Liberty a bit off in the distance.
This place is so cool, and there is so much to see and do down here. There is an old commerce ship that looks like a pirate ship, that you can go on and look at. It's a pretty cool experience. There are usually some type of street performers, playing their music on the wooden pier. (I know, they would technically be 'pier performers', but they are still called street performers. You guys know what I am saying.)
If you ever have some free time to want to take in a different aspect of Lower Manhattan, and take a nice boat tour, as well as a bit of shopping, then go down to the South Street Seaport, because you will not be disappointed!
Have you ever been down to the South Street Seaport? If so, what did you do there?
Quotes of the Day: "You can never plan the future, by looking at the past." - Edmund Burke
"I never said most of the things that I said." - Yogi Berra