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New York - Around Town : Civic Center and South Street Seaport (part 2) - Maritime Sights

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A Walk Through Civic Center and South Street Seaport

Morning

Most subway routes lead to City Hall. When you come up to street level, walk down Broadway to see the lobbies of the Woolworth Building and the former AT&T Building and the Georgian interior of St. Paul’s Chapel.

Return via Park Row, once known as Newspaper Row because it was lined with their offices. Printing House Square has a statue of Benjamin Franklin with his Pennsylvania Gazette. West of the Row lies small but beautiful City Hall Park, where the Declaration of Independence was read to George Washington’s troops in July 1776. The park has a new granite time wheel telling the city’s history.

A walk along Center and Chambers streets takes you past the ornate Municipal Building.

Afternoon

At midday, head east for a seafood lunch at the Bridge Café (see Harbour Lights), housed in a 1794 wood-framed building. From here the East River is a short stroll away, offering excellent views of lower Manhattan.

Spend the afternoon at South Street Seaport , visiting the museum and maritime crafts center, perhaps taking a cruise on one of the ships. Have dinner on Pier 17, enjoying Caribbean fare at the lively Cabana , or New American fare at Harbour Lights .

Maritime Sights

  1. South Street Seaport Museum

    The city’s maritime heritage is celebrated in art, photographs, workshops, and ships.

    • 12 Fulton St

    • Open Apr–Oct: 10am–6pm Tue–Sun; Nov–Mar: 10am–5pm Fri–Mon

    • Admission charge

  2. Schermerhorn Row

    Federal-style houses built by Peter Schermerhorn in 1811–12 have restaurants and shops. They will house the World Port New York exhibition.

    • Fulton St, between Front & South Sts

    • Free

    Schermerhorn Row
  3. Historic Ships

    Seven classic ships, several open for boarding, include the 1885 square-rigger Wavertree, and the landmark, four-masted Peking, built in 1911.

    • Piers 15, 16, South Street Seaport

    • Open 10am–6pm daily

    • Admission charge

  4. Bowne & Company

    Recreation of a 19th-century print shop with working printing presses.

    • 211 Water St

    • Open 10am–5pm Wed–Sun

    • Free

  5. Maritime Crafts Center

    Marvel at the skill of woodcarvers at work, creating model ships and figureheads.

    • Pier 15, South Street Seaport

    • Open 10am–6pm daily

    • Free

  6. Pilot House

    The South Street Seaport ticket and information center is housed in this pilot house, taken from a steam tugboat built in 1923 by the New York Central Railroad.

    • South Street Seaport

    • Open 10am–6pm daily

  7. Pier 17

    A pier with three floors of restaurants, food stands and sweeping views of the East River and Brooklyn Bridge.

    • South Street Seaport

    Pier 17
  8. Harbor Excursions

    The 1885 schooner Pioneer offers 90-minute family sails and two-hour cruises in the afternoon and evening.

    • Pier 16, South Street Seaport

    • Admission charge

  9. Titanic Memorial

    This lighthouse was built to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic – the largest steamship ever made – in 1912.

    • Fulton St at Water St

  10. Seaman’s Church Institute

    Established in 1834, the institute is in a stunning 1991 building with a gallery plus water views.

    • 241 Water St, between Beekman St & Peck Slip

    • Free

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