5.03.2012

SOUTH STREET SEAPORT

a few weeks ago i was invited to a little dinner party down at the south street seaport. 

i always forget about the south street seaport. back when brandon and i lived in brooklyn and worked on fulton street we'd spend a lot of time at south street seaport. some of the oldest architecture in the city is down there. original mercantile buildings, a maritime museum, and a big old period-specific ship you can tour. it also has a "mall" with a little food court, which was comforting sometimes when we got nostalgic for suburbia. (we used to walk all the way to the hospital on atlantic avenue when we lived in brooklyn because it had the only taco bell in the neighborhood. sometimes you just really need some nachos bell grande.)

i took a couple photos while i was walking to dinner that night to remind myself to remember to come down here more often. (has it worked yet? no. but the pictures are pretty, soooo..)





18 comments :

  1. Makes me miss New York so much!

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  2. South street seaport was one of my favorite places to just wander when I lived in New York. I spent many days just wandering and enjoying.

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  3. AnonymousMay 03, 2012

    I never knew about this! My husband and I go into the city all the time. This is now on my never ending list of things to do:)

    xoKylee

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  4. I forget about it too, but then I go and those little homes and streets intrigue me so much. there's also a great bar that opens up for the summer right on the northwest edge that is closest to the Brooklyn bridge - they fill it up with sand and umbrellas and everything. it's so relaxing and cool to just sit there wih a drink taking it all in.

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  6. That Maseguitar^ was me accidentally on my husbands account...

    Your pictures are so perfect, I love that place. When I lived there my boyfriend(now husband:) loved to start there and just make our way walking up the island.

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  7. I am so jealous--I love American history and old buildings and such. I was one of those 15-year-olds who LOVED stuff like that. Perhaps why I had few friends. I'd give anything to live in a place with more history--I'll confess the local pioneer lore just doesn't blow my skirt up in the same way!

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  8. I love the history that New York has to offer. Some day I will make it there.

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  9. AnonymousMay 03, 2012

    How funny about the stinky GAP! I have visited this area both times I've been to New York. I love it!

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  10. Is that where they sell all of the knock-offs hidden along the pier? I think I went there when we visited, which would explain it being touristy! Very pretty.

    ♥Abbey
    Along Abbey Road

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  11. This was probably a really cool place to live, except for that unfortunate gap and only one taco bell... haha thank for sharing!

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  12. I always forget about South Street Seaport as well. Thanks for the reminder, I'll have to take a trip down there soon. xo

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  13. come visit the colonial architecture again! you won't regret it. (i have actually only been to like 2 colonial sites... not really my area of expertise but i liked 'em!)

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  14. totally know what you mean about being too fifteen...some of the things i wish i could tell teenage me...enjoy the journey girl! ~Deirdre

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  15. yeah, that gap does smell, it's a problem. still love it down here, though, even with the ghetto excuse for a mall! i just wish they hadn't closed the strand that was a couple blocks away from here. south street, strand and j&r record shopping was my old stand-by summertime afternoon mini-adventure!

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  16. Neat area!


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  17. haha, love what you said about the mall and suburbia. we have something like that near us in chicago. but it's much too disheveled (and ethnically-diverse, though i am NOT linking those two) to really fake it as a real suburbia!

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  18. when i lived in nyc, the south street seaport was my all time favorite place in the city!

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