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Things to do in South Street Seaport and Pier 17, in New York City

Since I “discovered” South Street Seaport, I always say how much I love to walk there and how charming the place is. It is a small area between Brooklyn Bridge and Wall Street, the gateway to Lower Manhattan’s rich maritime history. Entertainment, shopping, culture, and gastronomy are part of the local experience. Expect to find yourself in a super charming area – in fact, it doesn’t even look like you’re in Manhattan. I like to go there especially in the summer, as the streets come to life – like everything in the city – but the winter season is no excuse for not exploring the place. Today I list everything that is interesting in the South Street Seaport:

Culture and entertainment

The South Street Seaport Museum is a cultural institution dedicated to telling the story of the rise of New York as a port city and its critical role in the development of the United States. The Museum uses its historic buildings and ships to provide interactive exhibits, education, and experiences. Tickets are $20 and include admission to the permanent exhibition, “Street of Ships: The Port and Its People,” special exhibitions, and a tour of the historic ships Wavertree and lightship Ambrose.

What about enjoying a movie? IPic, a chain of luxury cinemas with armchairs and food and beverage services comparable to those offered in the first classes of the airlines, has a location in South Street Seaport. The place had a capacity of 505 people and has 8 rooms. It is a totally different cinema experience and tickets cost from $14 to $28 per person. You can see the schedule here.

Do you wanna buy Broadway tickets? Escape the TKTS lines in Times Square and buy tickets for Broadway musicals and plays at the TKTS location in South Street Seaport. You get tickets for performances on the same day or for performances on the following day.

If you are one of those who do not miss the opportunity to check out a good music concert, keep an eye on the Rooftop at Pier 17 calendar. From May to September, the rooftop becomes the stage for great concerts. You can check the events calendar by clicking here. There are also open-air cinema sessions – you can check the events for the community by clicking here.

 

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For those who enjoy a local bookstore, you need to stop by to check out Mcnally Jackson. I fall in love with this place! The bookshop has two floors and, during its renovation, the project kept the character of the original building, Schermerhorn Row, which was built in 1811. The inventory includes 65,000 titles. There is also a cafe, super charming. The bookstore promotes events periodically – you can check more details here.

 

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10 Corso Como is a famous Italian concept store, which recently opened its doors in New York, at South Street Seaport. It is worth remembering that there is a gallery with super cool art and photography exhibitions. You can check the current exhibitions by clicking here.

Food

 

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If you love the classic American menu – burgers, fried chicken, lobster roll, and assorted beers, Cobble & Co is a must go. It features a delicious bar/ pub atmosphere and it is better in the summer when you can sit at one of the tables outside. In addition, it can also be a great option to watch important sports matches.

 

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The Fulton is a restaurant located at the brand new Pier 17. Under the direction of the world-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, it is the chef’s first restaurant focused on seafood. It has a super sophisticated atmosphere – plus the incredible view of the East River and the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge. The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner, and brunch, and the menu includes various fish and seafood dishes. Seafood dishes are usually more expensive on average, and here they cost from $21 to $42. You can check all the options by clicking here.

 

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10 Corso Como Restaurant at 10 Corso Como store, offers Italian food, with fresh ingredients – the average price for pasta is $20. Weather permitting, you should definitely sit outside – but the indoor decoration is beautiful as well, so modern!

 

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Ontem fomos conhecer o @r17nyc, um bar/restaurante rooftop que fica no topo do novíssimo Pier 17. O ambiente é todo fechado, sofisticado e aconchegante e o destaque aqui fica por conta dos drinks – nós amamos o Pamplemousse Spritz e o San Luis Swizzle. Para comer, eles oferecem “bites”, aperitivos no estilo tapas, para dividir e olha, que delícia essa comida! Amamos! Tudo tão saboroso e bem feito! No verão, o R17 vai ter área aberta com essa vista fantástica para a Brooklyn Bridge. Não deixem de explorar a área do Pier 17 e de South Street Seaport, tá tudo lindo! . . . . 🇺🇲 Yesterday at @r17nyc, a bar/restaurant located on the Pier 17 rooftop. It is a upscale and sophisticated place and the highlights are the cocktails – we loved Pamplemousse Spritz and San Luis Swizzle. For eating, they offer some bites, tapas style, for sharing and I can’t describe how delicious they are. So good! In the summer time, R17 will have an open area with views to Brooklyn Bridge. Don’t forget to explore this area in Manhattan: Pier 17 and South Street Seaport areas are charming and have a lot to offer! #newyorkcityblogger #r17nyc #southstreetseaport #novayork #timeoutnewyork

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R17 is an upscale and sophisticated place and the highlights are the cocktails – we loved Pamplemousse Spritz and San Luis Swizzle. For eating, they offer some bites, tapas-style, for sharing and I can’t describe how delicious they are. So good! In the summertime, R17 has an open area with views of Brooklyn Bridge.

 

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Café Patoro is a super charming Brazilian coffee place, full of delights! It is a good place to grab a bite to eat if you don’t plan to have dinner or lunch in the area. They have cheese bread, guaraná, brigadeiro, and several wonderful cakes.

Desserts

 

 

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Big Gay Ice Cream seasonal truck debuted in June 2009 and since then the business has seen a whirlwind of publicity and has been become an NYC favorite. Mixing high-quality ingredients with guilty pleasures, traditional flavors with the unexpected, the place became famous.  The first Big Gay Ice Cream Shop opened in September 2011 in New York City’s East Village. In June 2012, Dessert Professional featured Big Gay Ice Cream in their 10 best ice cream parlors in the U.S. issue. Then in May 2013, The Daily Beast and USA Today ranked Big Gay Ice Cream as the #5 best ice cream parlor in the world – the highest-ranked U.S. ice cream parlor on the list. The Salty Pimp is a customer favorite: vanilla soft serve, dulce de leche, and a sprinkling of sea salt, all dipped into a chocolate shell. I am a confirmed addict of sweet and salty desserts, so this is the perfect ice cream cone for me. $5 on average.

 

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Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream started in 2008 out of a buttery yellow truck on the streets of NYC. They make all their ice cream from scratch in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The Classic scoops are crafted with nothing more than fresh milk and cream, cane sugar, and egg yolks. The Vegan scoops are made with housemade cashew milk, organic coconut milk, organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic cane sugar, pure cocoa butter, and organic carob bean. There are a lot of flavors and it is delicious!

Shopping

South Street Seaport has several cool stores, such as Superdry, Dita, Guess, Scotch & Soda. Below, I highlight two more different ones that are worth the visit:

 

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Hello Sex and the City fans! In addition to the Magnolia Bakery, the iconic building on Perry Street, the Public Library and many other spots in the city, you can now add another destination to your itinerary: the SJP Collection store – Sarah Jessica Parker’s brand. The brand’s first store in New York is at South Street Seaport. The shoes are manufactured in Italy and cost from $250.

 

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A 10 Corso Como is a differentiated multi-brand store, founded by Carla Sozzani in 1991 in Milan. For those who enjoy fashion and design, it is a must. It is a huge space, a project signed by the artist and designer Kris Ruhs. In addition to selling clothes and accessories, the store also features an Italian cafe and restaurant, sections of design and fashion books, a garden, and a photo gallery, as I suggested at the beginning of the post.

To end this post, I share some photos of South Street Seaport and Pier 17 to simply encourage you to walk there and enjoy all the charming architecture and incredible views from the pier. Even if you are not going to eat, drink or buy – I still think it is worth visiting the area – especially if you are coming in the spring/summer.

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