|Almost feel like San Francisco...|
This happened to me a few weeks ago when I was willingly getting lost in the streets of the Financial District; as I was walking on narrow streets among hundreds of businessmen and other busy New Yorkers, I wound up in this tiny, quiet and quite open old area: the South Street Seaport. With its West Coast inspired pier, charming cobblestone roads and red brick buildings, the place unexpectedly appeared to me like a breath of fresh sea air among the claustrophobic walls of downtown.
|Old buildings in the inland area|
NYC's first seaport was originally a major mercantile center; as commerce moved north and west during the mid-19th century, it was transformed into a food supply center with, among other things, the famous Fulton fish market – which doesn’t exist anymore.
With Fulton as its main street, the Seaport is now mostly a touristic area featuring a museum, numerous stores and restaurants as well as a modern market on the seafront. But as you walk in the streets, you can feel the place’s rich history.
|View of the Brooklyn Bridge|
from the shopping mall 3rd floor balcony
I honestly just can’t figure out how come I have never heard about this place before.
What are your favorite hidden spots in the City?