South Street Seaport- The View from Pier 17
The South Street Seaport, which is located on Lower Manhattan’s waterfront, has been designated a historical district. This was the original site of the port of New York, one of the busiest in America in the 19th Century. (Think Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York) This area contains some of the oldest architecture in New York which has now been restored and houses restaurants, clubs and stores. As we were walking around Pier 17 I headed to the upper level where the views of the Brooklyn Bridge were unobstructed. I strolled about and pretty much had the whole place to myself. I can image how packed this area would be in the summer. While I had my pick of empty chairs it was still a little chilly to be reclining outdoors.