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South Street Seaport: An Easy Guide

South Street Seaport is now known best as a tourist hotspot, but it’s also a doorway to New York City’s maritime past. Here’s a guide to some of the historical, cultural, and commercial attractions the Seaport has to offer.

South Street Seaport is one of New York City’s major tourist areas, attracting approximately 12 million visitors annually, according to¬†Travel and Leisure. Located in Lower Manhattan and overlooking the East River, it has been a commercial site for a number of years due to its wide range of shopping and dining options.

But there is much more to the port than meets the eye: it has a fascinating history dating back to the 1600s, when New York was one of the world’s maritime capitals. You can still see some of that history today.

Maritime Past

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